Sunday, May 28, 2017

Publish and Perish

Dog of a Dilemma: The Rise of Predatory Journals

This has been a problem for a while in the humanities – recall the Sokal Affair – but now it's leaking into medical journals, and by implication starting to rub off on the more rigorous sciences.  Combine people desperate to publish with unscrupulous gaming of the academic system, these sorts of things are going to happen.  Won't end well.

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