Big Surprise “Peer Review Ring”

I’m sure it is in fact no surprise that a “peer review ring” was operating at an academic journal.

“Every now and then a scholarly journal retracts an article because of errors or outright fraud. In academic circles, and sometimes beyond, each retraction is a big deal.

Now comes word of a journal retracting 60 articles at once.

The reason for the mass retraction is mind-blowing: A “peer review and citation ring” was apparently rigging the review process to get articles published.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/07/10/scholarly-journal-retracts-60-articles-smashes-peer-review-ring/

Original article at Retraction Watch:

SAGE Publications busts “peer review and citation ring,” 60 papers retracted

One Comment

  1. Sunshinehours

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    Please let me know what you think..

    Reply

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