ATG Article of the Week: “Paging Dr. Fraud”: The Fake Publishers That Are Ruining Science

Serious concerns about “fake science” and “fake publishers” are reaching the mainstream. The New Yorker has just published “Paging Dr. Fraud”: The Fake Publishers That Are Ruining Science by  in which Mr. Burdick draws attention to “the proliferation of fake and disreputable science journals” that has bedeviled scientific publishing.  He also highlights the numerous spoofs that have helped expose the problem.  But unfortunately, Mr. Burdick also notes that fake publishers won’t be going out of business any time soon.  “Predatory journals and conferences continue to spawn, even scientists are having a hard time discerning the real from the fake…”

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