Editorial

Editorial

Citation

Meijer A & Webster W (2018) Editorial. Information Polity, 23 (4), pp. 359-360. https://doi.org/10.3233/ip-180011

Abstract
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.

Keywords
Sociology and Political Science; Communication; Public Administration; Information Systems

Journal
Information Polity: Volume 23, Issue 4

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2018
Publication date online10/12/2018
Date accepted by journal01/12/2018
PublisherIOS Press
ISSN1570-1255
eISSN1875-8754