Not funny at all on Sunday: “The games we play: A troubling dark side in academic publishing”

This week I learned from a tweet by @neuroskeptic about Flemish scientists that “15% admitted they had fabricated, plagiarized, or manipulated data in the past 3 years”. I have been following Retraction Watch for a long time now, and we all remember Diederik Stapel (how could we forget). And The Guardian adds to this sad list as it looks at some worrying allegations that researchers having been gaming the peer review system in several autism and developmental disorder journals, a story I myself first learned about via the blog of Dorothy Bishop and this follow-up blog post.

If we want to have science taking seriously, than we need to clean up our act.

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