Beware of bad science masquerading as real science.

“Peer review is important because we need to make sure that science is as rigorous and as accurate as it can be.”

Under the conventional peer-review process, once an author submits a paper to a journal for consideration, the journal will then send it out to other scientists [not known by the authors] for their review. The reviewers normally ask for revisions. Only when the reviewers agree that the work is of a sufficiently high quality does the science gets published. If the work is insufficient, the paper is rejected.

“The repercussions of following poor-quality science might be serious. Ineffective or harmful pharmaceuticals and other treatments may be promoted as good treatments.”
“Policymakers, managers, fish farmers and the general public rely on sound, reliable science for a successful and sustainable aquaculture industry,” says Clements. “If they aren’t trained to properly recognise good science from bad science, they run the risk of interpreting predatory open-access journals as high-quality scientific journals.”

Read more – https://thefishsite.com/articles/infernal-journals-and-how-to-spot-them

For more information on the peer-review process, see – http://guides.lib.jjay.cuny.edu/c.php?g=288333&p=1922599

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