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Alleging 'Malpractice' With Climate Skeptic Papers, Publisher Kills Journal 314

sciencehabit writes "A European publisher today terminated a journal edited by climate change skeptics. The journal, Pattern Recognition in Physics, was started less than a year ago. Problems cropped up soon afterward. In July, Jeffrey Beall, a librarian at the University of Colorado, Denver, noted 'serious concerns' with Pattern Recognition in Physics. As he wrote on his blog about open-access publishing, Beall found self-plagiarism in the first paper published by the journal. 'In addition,' says another critic, 'the editors selected the referees on a nepotistic basis, which we regard as malpractice in scientific publishing.'"
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Alleging 'Malpractice' With Climate Skeptic Papers, Publisher Kills Journal

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  • Re:Meh. (Score:0, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 17, 2014 @09:29PM (#45994373)

    It's really hard to find much originality in right-wing conspiracy nuts these days. The only one I've read recently is a batch of loons on CNN claiming that the U.S. News & W.R. list of recommended diets has the paleo diet listed tenth as part of a government conspiracy to keep Americans sick in order to benefit the health care industry (and maybe insert something about protecting farmers' profits.)

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 17, 2014 @10:34PM (#45995027)

    what has been original in the last 10 yrs?

    Round corners on handheld devices, according to Apple.

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