Monday, October 07, 2013

Will Publish For Food

The Truthers have made much of getting one of their papers published in an online journal, which they paid for, as if this were proof of their scientific validity. A recent "sting" operation has shown how dubious many of these "journals" are.


On 4 July, good news arrived in the inbox of Ocorrafoo Cobange, a biologist at the Wassee Institute of Medicine in Asmara. It was the official letter of acceptance for a paper he had submitted 2 months earlier to the Journal of Natural Pharmaceuticals, describing the anticancer properties of a chemical that Cobange had extracted from a lichen.

In fact, it should have been promptly rejected. Any reviewer with more than a high-school knowledge of chemistry and the ability to understand a basic data plot should have spotted the paper's short-comings immediately. Its experiments are so hopelessly flawed that the results are meaningless.
I know because I wrote the paper. Ocorrafoo Cobange does not exist, nor does the Wassee Institute of Medicine. Over the past 10 months, I have submitted 304 versions of the wonder drug paper to open-access journals. More than half of the journals accepted the paper, failing to notice its fatal flaws. Beyond that headline result, the data from this sting operation reveal the contours of an emerging Wild West in academic publishing.

And to save you the trouble of looking, yes, the only Bentham Journal queried fell for the scam.

bio0026.doc
accepted
http://www.benthamscience.com
Bentham open
http://www.benthamscience.com/open/tobcj/index.htm
The Open Bioactive Compounds Journal

19 Comments:

At 07 October, 2013 18:56, Blogger GuitarBill said...

Yep. From New Scientist we read the following:

"...At New Scientist we love a good hoax, especially one that both amuses and makes a serious point about the communication of science. So kudos to Philip Davis, a graduate student at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, who revealed yesterday on The Scholarly Kitchen blog that he got a nonsensical computer-generated paper accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal...Earlier this year, Davis started receiving unsolicited emails from Bentham Science Publishers, which publishes more than 200 'open-access' journals – which turn the conventional business model of academic publishing on its head by charging publication fees to the authors of research papers, and then making the content available for free...As the emails stacked up, Davis was not only encouraged to submit papers, but was also invited to serve on the editorial board of some of Bentham's journals..."

Read the remainder of the article at the following link:

CRAP paper accepted by journal

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At 07 October, 2013 19:03, Blogger Ian said...

I wonder what Alan Sokal thinks of "researchers" like Steven Jones and Richard Gage.....

 
At 08 October, 2013 00:41, Blogger Pat said...

Alan Turing and I have founded the Center for Applied Research into Phrenology. We have accepted Niels Harrit as our idiot in residence.

 
At 08 October, 2013 20:57, Blogger Alec B said...

Wow. This is amazing. Brian's been gone for a full *week*. It's been a full seven days since he last graced this blog with his dumbspam. Maybe he's on some uber-secret mission for his local troof group to collect evidence to implicate the evil Buschists in the September 11 attacks!

Now that I think of it, though, he probably just forgot how to breathe and walk at the same time. That sounds like a reason more becoming of someone of his mental caliber.

 
At 09 October, 2013 04:48, Blogger Ian said...

Brian disappears from time to time. I always figure it's his mother putting him back in the mental hospital that accounts for his absences. This time, who knows? Maybe the government shutdown means Brian isn't getting his disability checks and can't pay the internet bill.

 
At 09 October, 2013 10:36, Blogger David Banner said...

Yeah, he's too scared that the big bad evil government would take his well earned SSI checks he collects every month. Like I said long ago, he's a shill for the government for sure.

 
At 10 October, 2013 23:25, Blogger GuitarBill said...

"...The hydra of corruption is only scotched, not dead. An investigation kills it and its supporters dead. Let this be had." -- Andrew Jackson (1767–1845), 16 December 1832

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BRIAN GOOD -- PERVERT, LIAR, INTERNET VANDAL AND DEGENERATE SEX STALKER EXPOSED

9/11 Sex Stalker Brian Good Unmasked!

 
At 11 October, 2013 09:09, Blogger snug.bug said...

So GutterBall, are you finally recognizing that the 9/11 reports are incomplete, dishonest, unscientific, and even corrupt?

 
At 11 October, 2013 10:03, Blogger GuitarBill said...

No, I was talking about you, asshole.

Molested any happily married troofers lately, pervert?

9/11 Sex Stalker Brian Good Unmasked!

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At 12 October, 2013 10:49, Blogger snug.bug said...

ButtGale, I've never molested anyone. Are you projecting again? Have you considered that your daughters might be better adjusted if you sent them away to boarding school?

 
At 12 October, 2013 12:15, Blogger GuitarBill said...

Fuck you, queer.

If you mention my daughters one more time -- you salacious faggot -- I'm going to come to your apartment, pull you out of the building and I'm going to beat you to within an inch of your life.

Shoot your filthy mouth off one more time, motherfucker, and I'm going to give you an all expense paid trip to the ICU.

You feeling lucky, faggot?

BRIAN GOOD -- PERVERT, LIAR, INTERNET VANDAL AND DEGENERATE SEX STALKER EXPOSED

9/11 Sex Stalker Brian Good Unmasked!

 
At 12 October, 2013 14:56, Blogger snug.bug said...

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At 12 October, 2013 14:58, Blogger snug.bug said...

What makes you so defensive about your daughters, UtterFail?

Are you threatening me with bodily injury, ButtGoo?

 
At 12 October, 2013 15:41, Blogger snug.bug said...

Upon advice of counsel I formally request that you delete your electronically transmitted, specific and unequivocal, threat to physically harm me.

 
At 12 October, 2013 19:07, Blogger GuitarBill said...

Fuck you, faggot.

Feeling lucky, cocksucker? Shoot your mouth off -- you infected degenerate.

BRIAN GOOD -- PERVERT, LIAR, INTERNET VANDAL AND DEGENERATE SEX STALKER EXPOSED

9/11 Sex Stalker Brian Good Unmasked!

 
At 13 October, 2013 09:41, Blogger snug.bug said...

You lie about me repeatedly and obsessively, GutterBall, and you linkspam--obviously with SEO in mind.

And I can't ask you why you're so defensive about your daughters? Why are you so defensive about your daughters, UtterFail? Have you blighted their lives as you blight the SLC board?

 
At 14 October, 2013 05:03, Blogger Ian said...

I see Brian has returned.

You know, my cousin Jim works for the San Francisco Police Department, and he said they recently arrested a guy for assault. The guy was apparently high on glue, wandering around the Tenderloin district wearing lime-green Reebok high-tops, a pink tutu, and a bleach-stained Joe Montana jersey and attacked an individual while screaming about "widows" and "Willie Rodriguez".

He was booked and held for several days while they tried to figure out if anyone could pick him up if they released him. Apparently, all he did was babble about "Carol Brouillet" and repeated her phone number over and over again.

My cousin Jim was not at liberty to disclose this person's name.

So where were you last week, Brian? It's not like you to miss out on the opportunity to post spam here.

 
At 14 October, 2013 08:49, Blogger snug.bug said...

It's not smart enough to see that it's not funny.

 
At 14 October, 2013 15:29, Blogger Ian said...

Yup, that's the kind of humiliated squealing I've come to expect from everyone's favorite failed janitor.

Hey Brian, have the widows had their questions answered yet?

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!

 

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