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120 papers in scientese, I mean gibberish

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More gibberish than usual? I’m joking… Publishers withdraw more than 120 gibberish papers : Nature News & Comment. The publishers Springer and IEEE are removing more than 120 papers from their subscription services after a French researcher discovered that the works were computer-generated nonsense. Over the past two years, computer scientist Cyril Labbé of Joseph…

Writer threatened over news of retractions

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This is strange. Why do people go after Ivan’s Retraction Watch? It’s not like they are retracting the papers, just reporting that the papers were retracted. Streisand Effect engaged. Doctor Goes After Retraction Watch, Unleashes Streisand Effect | Reporting on Health. Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus wrote about [Dr. Bharat] Aggarwal for Retraction Watch. Aggarwal threatened to…

Ernst removed from Homeopathy editorial board

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Dr. Edzard Ernst is removed from the editorial board of the journal Homeopathy. I’ve been fired! | Edzard Ernst. Yesterday, I received a letter from the editor-in-chief of the journal ‘Homeopathy’ informing me that I have been struck off the editorial board of his publication. As the letter is not marked confidential, I feel that…

Mystery of the Indiana Jones journal (UPDATE: Delivered to the wrong address by mistake)

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Originally published Dec 15 at 15:14.  The University of Chicago Wants to Know Who Sent This Journal to Indiana Jones | Underwire | Wired.com. Earlier this week the University of Chicago received what might be an elaborate hoax, a miracle, or the best college admissions application of all time: Abner Ravenwood’s journal from Raiders of the…

A problematic problem with a science journal. Oops.

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Math paper retracted because it “contains no scientific content” According to a retraction notice for “Computer application in mathematics,” published in Computers & Mathematics with Applications: “This article has been retracted at the request of the Publisher, as the article contains no scientific content and was accepted because of an administrative error. Apologies are offered…

Journals reveal defense of Lizzie Borden

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Could the journals of Lizzie Borden’s lawyer reveal the truth behind America’s most enduring murder case? Nearly 120 years after she was found innocent in the murders of her father and stepmother, the case of Lizzie Borden continues to intrigue historians. And now they may have been given a new insight – after journals written…

New scholarly journal for Cryptozoology announced

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Dr. Karl Shuker announces a new journal for cryptozoology: Welcome to the Journal of Cryptozoology – a new, peer-reviewed scientific journal devoted to mystery animals With the demise of Kraken and, in particular, Cryptozoology (published by the now-defunct International Society of Cryptozoology), there has been no peer-reviewed scientific journal devoted to cryptozoology for quite some…