Weekend reads: When reproducibility is weaponized; Internet-based paraphrasing tools; go parasites!

The week at Retraction Watch featured a predatory journal sting involving a fake disorder from Seinfeld, and a study with disturbing findings about how retracted papers are cited. Here’s what was happening elsewhere:

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3 thoughts on “Weekend reads: When reproducibility is weaponized; Internet-based paraphrasing tools; go parasites!”

  1. “Early career researchers are not taking advantage of opportunities “developing within the context of open science, open access, and social media, to publish their research”

    Early career researchers have one more important thing: WORK
    It’s generally tenured professors or journalists with a lot of time who are spreading these ideas when they have nothing else to do, while their PhD students are working 16h/day.

  2. I second that. Said opportunities are non-existent, especially job security for PhD students and postdoc are so uncertain. All of our time spent worrying about what next for out future career.

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