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January 31, 2012
The Andrulis Paper's Fallout
The fallout from the bizarre Andrulis paper continues. Carl Zimmer reports that editorial board members are resigning from the journal, having had no idea that their names would wind up over something like this.
Naturally, that brings up the question of just who did let this thing through the review process, but my bet is that we'll never know. Whoever signed off on it is no doubt running for cover.
Another useful feature this affair has had is the chance to see who just posts press releases for fun and profit, and who has some tiny residual bit of editorial discretion. In the former category, apparently, are PhysOrg.com and ScienceDaily.com (the latter has taken down their post. But then again, the Times of India bit for it as well. . .
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