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

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.

Retraction Watch

This one deserves a “wjvcow.”

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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