The Daily Dose: AstraZeneca’s worst enemy is AstraZeneca; Mind-controlled devices inch closer to reality. – Scientific Inquirer

https://scientificinquirer.com/2021/03/23/the-daily-dose-astrazenecas-worst-enemy-is-astrazeneca-mind-controlled-devices-inch-closer-to-reality/

There’s an ongoing struggle between science journals and scientific paper mills. This has caused a flood of retractions from venerable institutions such as the Royal Chemical Society and Nature. Per Nature, “Much of this literature cleaning has come about because, last year, outside sleuths publicly flagged papers that they think came from paper mills owing to their suspiciously similar features. Collectively, the lists of flagged papers total more than 1,000 studies, the analysis shows. Editors are so concerned by the issue that last September, the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), a publisher-advisory body in London, held a forum dedicated to discussing ‘systematic manipulation of the publishing process via paper mills’… 

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00733-5

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