A weed in the garden

Screen Shot 2015-11-04 at 08.19.30The soil that allows bogus peer review — a relatively new form of fraud — to flourish, writes Dalrymple, is

the pressure on academics to publish, irrespective of whether they have anything to say, either for the sake of promotion or even of mere continuance in post.

It is, he notes,

a modern variant on Gogol’s Dead Souls.

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