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Pressie
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Message 9 of 18 (696001)
04-11-2013 12:41 AM
Reply to: Message 8 by NosyNed
04-10-2013 10:04 PM


Re: How to Tell?
nwr suggested one way (thanks nwr!).

These "journals" are "published" on the net. This makes it quite easy to look for the sponsoring professional society or university or the editorial board. If none of these is mentioned anywhere, the red lights should start flashing. If one or more of these appear, go and do some research on it.

It takes some time, but it's worth it, I guess.

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Pressie
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Message 11 of 18 (696009)
04-11-2013 2:50 AM
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04-11-2013 1:37 AM


Re: How to Tell?
I guess we have to look at all of them. Professional association (sponsorship, etc.) and editorial board. And checked. If these are not provided, those red lights should be acompanied by a very loud siren.

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Pressie
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Message 13 of 18 (696050)
04-11-2013 2:01 PM
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04-11-2013 10:44 AM


Re: How to Tell?
In the streets people don't know.

I don't really think that many people on the street would even try to look at a scientific journal anyway. Lots of people on the street think that National Geographic is a scientific journal. That won't change quickly.

What matters would be the people who do know something about science. They won't be fooled that easily.

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Pressie
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Message 15 of 18 (696104)
04-12-2013 12:04 AM
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04-11-2013 2:40 PM


Re: Fine until...
Oh, they most definitely will. I won't be surprised if most of those 'journals' were started by creationist groups for the sole purpose of pretending that they publish 'research'

I mean, we had such an example for some time (seems like it's dead now). The 'Journal' called BIO-Complexity, basically an in-house religious tract for the DI, published by the "Biologic Institute". Boy, do they always reference that propaganda as scientific articles.

Enjoy your time in Italy and Greece. I'm jealous.


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