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The rise and rise of predatory journals

There has been a precipitous rise in predatory academic journals in recent years. Most researchers are probably familiar with the recruitment tactic from these scammers. If you haven’t noticed, check your spam folder. It will be littered with invitations to submit to journals tangentially related to your field. …

Traffic Indicators for Your Work Zone

When your company is hired to work on a federal or state highway, you are obligated by law to warn drivers well ahead of time about work zones. They need to know how far ahead the work zone is and to what lane they should merge. They also …

Free Speech and Journals’ Responsibility in Vaccine Debates

“Learn what they don’t want you to know.” That pretty much captures the conspiracy-laced journey into data you often see at the heart of campaigning against a vaccine, doesn’t it? It’s the sub-title an activist used* to encourage people to read a new book billed as “a groundbreaking exposé”. …

Doctor 2.0: The numbers behind AI usein healthcare

Are you ready to meet your robot physician? Over the past several years, the biggest names in tech, joined by a surge of startups, have made large strides in developing algorithms that can diagnose and predict disease and advise doctors on treatments. Despite some notable setbacks (including a …