Svea Eckert Fake science – science gone astray
They are known as “predatory publishers”. There are no scientific rules in their illusory world. This is where profiteers, charlatans and criminals meet to sell each other science, along with serious researchers who are unaware of what they are getting into. An internal research study demonstrates how this phenomenon is booming, as well as what is needed to maintain the credibility of good science.
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Scientists linked to industry also publish in fake magazines and attend pseudo conferences – both risk damaging companies’ reputations. That is precisely why it is always important to know where the boundary lies between serious science and the illusory world of predator publishers and conferences.
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Svea Eckert is an investigative journalist for NDR and ARD, focusing on data research, social engineering, hardware and software security. Since 2007, she has mainly worked on Tagesschau and Tagesthemen. Svea has also contributed to documentaries on Snowden, Wikileaks and Facebook. She is the author of “Überwacht und ausgespäht –: Prism, NSA, Facebook & Co.” (“Monitored and spied on: Prism, NSA, Facebook & Co.”) and has been awarded the Helmut-Schmidt Prize in “Surveillance Studies”, “Top 500 Women in Media”.