Sunday, December 7, 2014

This Is What Happens When No One Proofreads an Academic Paper

By Will Oremus
By now we all know, or ought to know, that just because something is published in a peer-reviewed academic journal doesn’t mean it’s true. But we can at least assume it's been proofread, right?
Apparently not. A priceless gaffe, which has been making the rounds of academic Twitter this week, is Exhibit A.

Read the rest here.


  1. They probably had some arcane mathematical formula supposedly modeling some behavior and the "peers" were wowed by it and just passed it along as "rigorous".

  2. [aka Stargazer] There are a lot of crappy peer-reviewed papers out there. Why did they just pick on poor old Gabor? Mann has a whole bunch they could have picked from.