Weekend reads: How many scientists commit misconduct?; science ‘moved beyond peer review during the pandemic’; Juul pays for entire journal issue

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The week at Retraction Watch featured:

Our list of retracted or withdrawn COVID-19 papers is up to 139.

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One thought on “Weekend reads: How many scientists commit misconduct?; science ‘moved beyond peer review during the pandemic’; Juul pays for entire journal issue”

  1. Regarding the editors of the paper “deemed insensitive” and retracted/replaced over the word “tribal”: there is just something that the replacement words “group” and “siloed” don’t capture. Like being part of a siloed team doesn’t capture the same sense of identity and insularity to me.

    It’s interesting to me though, that the word is considered racist for how it has been used to portray racial/ethnic tribes as savage and primitive, however the Brandeis Oppressivr Language List only considers it bad when not talking about racial or ethnic groups. Bizarre right? It’s not OK to use “tribe” now unless you’re using it to portray real ethnic groups as primitive and savage.

    It is all moot I guess since we’ll be cancelled in good time anyway. A few years ago we were talking about trigger warnings and whether they were appropriate. Now, “trigger warning” is on the Brandeis Oppressive Language List (for violence). You can be as well intentioned as you like, but sooner or later you’ll trip up on some new language rule invented at a rich American university and you’re suddenly a bigot and oppressor.

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