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Nonsense study exposes bogus scientific journals

Ottawa Citizen reporter Tom Spears created a thoroughly bogus research paper by stealing half from a geology paper, and half from a haematology study - cutting and pasting alternating paragraphs from each. Of the 18 on-line scientific 'journals' he submit
Ottawa Citizen reporter Tom Spears created a thoroughly bogus research paper by stealing half from a geology paper, and half from a haematology study - cutting and pasting alternating paragraphs from each. Of the 18 on-line scientific 'journals' he submit 6:08