Weekend reads: Robots come to scientific publishing; questions about a COVID-19 vaccine; funding by lottery

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The week at Retraction Watch featured:

Our list of retracted or withdrawn COVID-19 papers is up to 39.

Here’s what was happening elsewhere:

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3 thoughts on “Weekend reads: Robots come to scientific publishing; questions about a COVID-19 vaccine; funding by lottery”

  1. Could the folks who wrote TLDR get together with the folks who are trying to shut down predatory publishers, and develop an AI that writes fake nonsense manuscripts and sends millions of them to predatory publishers? Keep the PPs busy with manuscripts from robot authors who never pay. This might force the PPs to at least try to distinguish the robot authors from the meat authors, which would be one step toward transforming PPs into something more innocuous like a vanity press.

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