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Major Scientific Publisher Retracts More Than 500 Papers

re: ethics in medicine
re: Ioannidis: Why Most Published Research Findings Are False
re: follow the money
re: confirmation bias

This should surprise no one as it has been the case for at least two decades. A likely 90% of scientific papers have at least one serious flaw.

The Epoch Times: Major Scientific Publisher Retracts More Than 500 Papers

2022-09-25. Emphasis added.

One of the world’s largest open-access journal publishers is retracting more than 500 papers, based on the discovery of unethical actions.

London-based Hindawi, which publishes more than 200 peer-reviewed journals across multiple disciplines, stated that its research team identified in June “irregularities” in the peer review process in some of the journals.

“All Hindawi journals employ a series of substantial integrity checks before articles are accepted for publication. Following thorough investigation, we identified that these irregularities in the peer review process were the result of suspicious and unethical activities. Since identifying this unethical activity and breach of our processes, we began proactively adding further checks and improving our processes and continue to do so,” Liz Ferguson, a senior vice president for John Wiley & Sons, Hindawi’s U.S.-based parent company, said in a Sept. 28 statement.

As a result of the investigation, 511 papers will be retracted.

The papers have all been published since August 2020.

Sixteen journals published the papers that are being retracted.


WIND: ad nauseum.

Trusting scientific studies is for children and idiots until and unless multiple independent studies all confirm with at least P=0.01 the findings.

Peer review is a good-old-buddy you-scratch-my-back-I-scratch-yours system, a farce.

Peer Review of Medical/Scientific Papers has become a Farce Driven by Political and Financial Concerns

Science as corrupt an institution as anything more about follow the money than anything else.

The best way to evaluate a scientific study is to see if it matches your own confirmation bias, since that’s as good as anything else... support your team!

Still think COVID studies have legitimacy?

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