Wednesday, January 18

NYT parody of new scientific publishing rules

Will we one day see scientific papers with footnotes like this?
The conclusions of this paper are if anything understated. But after an arm-wrestling match with Dr. Lysenko, which I lost, I agreed to commute the word "immortality" to "969 years."
A parody in the New York Times and accompanying article by Nicholas Wade take stock of how scientific publishers are coping in the wake of the Korean stem cell hoax fiasco. Science, which published the fake stem cell data, is considering requiring authors of studies to sign statements detailing their part in the study and their belief in its conclusions.


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