Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Steven Salzberg on "Fake Medical Journals"

here, criticism of journals without high science standards:

001. at, Steven Salzberg writes in "Fake Medical Journals Are Spreading, And They Are Filled With Bad Science" (2016-01-03):

"fake news proliferated wildly during the 2016 U.S. election, much of it completely fabricated, usually with an extreme partisan bias. Fake news is corrosive. It misinforms the public, divides people against one another, leads to bad policy decisions, and can even induce people to take action against imaginary threats.  One might think that medical literature is immune to this kind of fakery, but it's not [...]";

ah, yes.  I spent 12 audio files discussing such naturopathic propaganda in Episode 012, particularly its Part D2. 

"recent years have seen the appearance of journals from mainstream publishers that are based entirely on pseudoscience [...] these publications look and act just like real scientific journals, but it's all just pretend [...without] scientific integrity [...] we have multiple journals devoted entirely to something just as fanciful and just as unbelievable: acupuncture. Here are three examples: the Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, published by Elsevier; Acupuncture in Medicine, published by BMJ; Chinese Medicine, published by BioMed Central (owned by Springer) [...]";

because there's gold in them there pseudosciences.

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