Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Why many research articles are wrong.

Nature is affectionately known amongst the research community (mostly those who have not had a Nature paper) as the Journal of Irreproducible Results. Nature has been responsible for some publishing disasters - cold fusion comes to mind but the other journals should not gloat.

Here are a couple of articles about why science is often wrong
The Truth Wear Out
Significance Chasing

1 comment:

  1. 1. Cold fusion was not a publishing disaster or any other kind of disaster. It was replicated by hundreds of major labs. I have 1,400 peer-reviewed journal papers on cold fusion from the library at Los Alamos.

    2. Nature had nothing to do with publishing cold fusion except insofar as it attacked the claims for no reason and it has ignored progress in the field.

    For much more information and hundreds of papers on this subject see: