As we virtualize research institutions and processes, then we are inevitably lowering the standards of trust and integrity, down to those o fthe Internet (which is basically–none at all). The particular “ring” discussed here is a crude effort. Why bother with humans at all, when we can make bots to write, submit, and review our “science” for us. Much more efficient than slow, meat-based science.
This one deserves a “wow.”
SAGE Publishers is retracting 60 articles from the Journal of Vibration and Control after an investigation revealed a “peer review and citation ring” involving a professor in Taiwan.
Here’s the beginning of a statement from SAGE:
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