Meijer A & Webster W (2018) Editorial. Information Polity, 23 (4), pp. 359-360. https://doi.org/10.3233/ip-180011
First paragraph: Scientific rigor is currently a hot topic. Three scholars – James Lindsay, Helen Pluckrose, and Peter Boghossian (2018) – wrote twenty fake papers about a diverse range of issues, including canine rape culture in a Portland dog park. They submitted them to gender studies journals and seven were accepted for publication. Following publication, they exposed the true nature of their research and their experiences of the academic peer review process. This, of course, raises a number of significant questions about the academic quality of these journals and the rigor and trustworthiness of established scientific peer review processes.
Sociology and Political Science; Communication; Public Administration; Information Systems
Information Polity: Volume 23, Issue 4
|Publication date online||10/12/2018|
|Date accepted by journal||01/12/2018|