Sponsored Content

Intermarkets' Privacy Policy

Donate to Ace of Spades HQ!

Recent Entries
Absent Friends
westminsterdogshow 2023
Ann Wilson(Empire1) 2022
Dave In Texas 2022
Jesse in D.C. 2022
OregonMuse 2022
redc1c4 2021
Tami 2021
Chavez the Hugo 2020
Ibguy 2020
Rickl 2019
Joffen 2014
AoSHQ Writers Group
A site for members of the Horde to post their stories seeking beta readers, editing help, brainstorming, and story ideas. Also to share links to potential publishing outlets, writing help sites, and videos posting tips to get published. Contact OrangeEnt for info
Cutting The Cord And Email Security
Moron Meet-Ups

« The Real Weak Link In ObamaCare? You And Your Stupid Brain | Main | Michael "Piltdown" Mann melts down at HuffPo »
November 29, 2013

Trust us...well OK, maybe not

sproingy eyes

[Update: Science mag runs a piece saying Academia operates like drug cartels]

BioMed Central has a stable of various "open access" journals they publish. It looks like the one on head/neck oncology had some ahhh...problems and has been completely shutdown.
While conducting an internal audit of publications between January and June 2012, BioMed Central discovered a number of apparent major irregularities in the content and editorial handling of the journal Head & Neck Oncology. In order to maintain the integrity of the BioMed Central portfolio of journals, we decided to cease publication of the journal with effect from 9th August 2012...
There's a lot more here at RetractionWatch.

The RetractionWatch breadcrumb trail put me onto another related tale of sordidness detailed in this fellow's dissection and documentation of http://www.integrity-ethics.com. They performed a RatherGate style investigative journalism document comparison of text on the PIE website and found that major portions had been stolen directly from other genuinely reputable outfits like Elsevier. "Ethical" behavior apparently involves blatant cut/past plagiarism. This is the new normal I suppose.

A whois lookup of this freshly minted "integrity" and "ethics" group, which appears to be focusing on medical/sciency stuff shows 99.999 pure reagent grade NOTHING. They've hidden all their shit behind a domain cloaking service.

There's something significantly sketchy afoot here, the nature of which isn't entirely clear at this point. Stay tuned. There's sure to be more.

"Everybody lies" -- Dr. Gregory House.

Best plagiarism quote evah:
...From Chemistry – A European Journal, “the paper was constructed by copying a number of passages from the paper entitled…The authors apologize for this approach.” As we wrote on Retraction Watch, plagiarism is an “approach” to writing the way bank robbery is an approach to banking...
***[Insert rant about lying liars who lie]
***[Insert rant about sordid history of medical frauds, ref:Lysenkoism, data fabrication, etc]
***[Conspiracy theory: is all this somehow related to Obamacare and the need to justify its "effectivness" using turfed faux-research in the years to come.]

digg this
posted by Purp at 11:45 AM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden: "[i] I identify as a guitar hero Can I wander ont ..."

bonhomme[/i][/i][/i][/b][/b][/b][/s][/s][/s][/u][/u][/u]: "> So I guess you have a grudge against 99.9% of me ..."

18-1: "[i]My unpopular opinion is that's only a little bi ..."

anchorbabe fashion cop: "Big Tit Donna https://images.app.goo.gl/c2si3Pd ..."

Anna Puma: "[i]So...Whitey Bulger assassinated in prison, Jeff ..."

[/i][/b][/s][/u]I used to have a different nic: "[i]Vasectomy reversals: Why don't the Red-Fem bit ..."

That Northernlurke embracing the suckd: "What? I identify as a trillionaire astronaut winne ..."

Bertram Cabot, Jr.: " [i]Beatle Mania > Tranny Mania[/i] Teenage gi ..."

Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here [/s] [/b] [/i]: "Fire and ice. Alaska Air to Buy Hawaiian Airlin ..."

Bulgaroctonus: "My niece is a store manager at Stater Bros. She re ..."

m: "396 Michelle Obama Refuses to Condemn Oct 7 Attack ..."

18-1: "[i]“Turscak told investigators that he attac ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64