Weekend reads: Plagiarism and death threats; peer review by robot; a university apologizes for a job ad

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Retraction Watch came back online on Wednesday of this week, after a 10-day outage for technical issues that may have involved a DDOS attack. That meant there was no Weekend Reads for two weeks, so to catch up, we’ll post one today, and one tomorrow. Here’s what’s been happening elsewhere:

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3 thoughts on “Weekend reads: Plagiarism and death threats; peer review by robot; a university apologizes for a job ad”

    1. It clearly means an experimental error, honestly made. Now, one may express skepticism about the veracity of that statement, but no need to be so obtuse.

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