Referees Often Miss Obvious Errors in Computer and Electronic Publications

TitleReferees Often Miss Obvious Errors in Computer and Electronic Publications
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
Authorsde Gloucester, PC
JournalAccountability in Research
Volume20
Issue3
Pagination143 - 166
Date Published05/2013
ISSN Number1545-5815
KeywordsAuthorship , COMPUTER science , Misconduct , Peer review
AbstractMisconduct is extensive and damaging. So-called science is prevalent. Articles resulting from so-called science are often cited in other publications. This can have damaging consequences for society and for science. The present work includes a scientometric study of 350 articles (published by the Association for Computing Machinery; Elsevier; The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.; John Wiley; Springer; Taylor & Francis; and World Scientific Publishing Co.). A lower bound of 85.4% articles are found to be incongruous. Authors cite inherently self-contradictory articles more than valid articles. Incorrect informational cascades ruin the literature's signal-to-noise ratio even for uncomplicated cases.
DOI10.1080/08989621.2013.788379
Short TitleAccountability in Research
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