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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. …

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”. …