Scientific Journals Being Destroyed by Woke Lies Posing as ‘Science’

by Warner Todd Huston at

The world of scientific journals is being torn apart by woke “science” posing as real science and it has caused the retraction of tens of thousands of scientific papers that have been revealed to be fake “research” meant to push woke ideas, and making the joke of real science.

The Wall Street Journal reports that one such scientific journal, Wiley, a 217-year-old publisher based in Hoboken, N.J., has retracted a whopping 11,300 papers because the research was compromised.

The publishing company has also announced that it will cease publication of 19 of its journals due to the widespread fraud of woke researchers.

The Journal adds:

The discovery of nearly 900 fraudulent papers in 2022 at IOP Publishing, a physical sciences publisher, was a turning point for the nonprofit. “That really crystallized for us, everybody internally, everybody involved with the business,” said Kim Eggleton, head of peer review and research integrity at the publisher. “This is a real threat.”

The sources of the fake science are “paper mills”—businesses or individuals that, for a price, will list a scientist as an author of a wholly or partially fabricated paper. The mill then submits the work, generally avoiding the most prestigious journals in favor of publications such as one-off special editions that might not undergo as thorough a review and where they have a better chance of getting bogus work published.

World-over, scientists are under pressure to publish in peer-reviewed journals—sometimes to win grants, other times as conditions for promotions. Researchers say this motivates people to cheat the system. Many journals charge a fee to authors to publish in them.