Journalists have a third bias – writing to please their employer, which helps their career prospects no end, whereas writing something which doesn’t please your employer, like saying cagw is a massive fraud. could well mean a change of career.
Opinion by Dr. Tim Ball
Everything you read in newspapers is absolutely true, except for the rare story of which you happen to have first-hand knowledge. – Erwin Knoll
The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers. – Thomas Jefferson
CRU and Academic Publishing
Recent revelation of extensive corruption of the peer review process, by a group of academics, is another blow to academic credibility. Commendable in the tawdry story was the reaction of the publisher of the Journal of Vibration and Control (JVC); they immediately withdrew 60 articles. But what happens when the publisher is part of the schemes to pervert the proper scientific checks and balances? How many other corrupted publishing stories are there? How many with or without knowledge of the publisher? Probably many, as the iceberg analogy almost always applies.
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