Weekend reads: Why scientists respond badly to criticism; hidden retractions; journal cancels issue

The week at Retraction Watch featured a researcher whose ideas were stolen at least three times, a victory for Crossfit in its attempt to reveal peer reviewers, and the second delisting of a cancer journal by an index that praised it just months ago. Here’s what was happening elsewhere:

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One thought on “Weekend reads: Why scientists respond badly to criticism; hidden retractions; journal cancels issue”

  1. The phenomena of “Transference of Authority” explains why some scientists respond poorly to criticism. In this case, because they are an “expert” in some narrow field it causes them to think they know everything. When they are shown that this is not true
    they blow a fuse.

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