The fraud is strong with this one…

It’s all about midichlorians trust me. A scene from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

THESE are not the studies you’re looking for. A scientist annoyed at the rise of bogus science journals has highlighted the problem by publishing ‘research’ about ‘The Force’.

Science is a game of thrones.

It’s about survival of the fittest.

Researchers have to submit their work to almost forensic analysis by competing experts in their field.

Only the strongest work gets published.

At least, that’s the theory.

Problem is, opportunistic publishers have identified a supply versus demand opportunity.

There are more researchers wanting to get their papers published than there is space among established journals.

So why not create a new one?

It could work. If they applied the same, almost judicial, standards.

To check, one neuroscientist going under the name Neuroskeptic decided to submit a ‘Trojan Horse’ research paper to test their credentials.

“I wanted to test whether ‘predatory‘ j…

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