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On the peer review process that got the now retracted Clark et al. paper published.

Here's an excellent thread.

I'm also reading the then-editor's apology letter. I have some questions. 1/
Here's the then-editor's apology. 2/…
Steve Lindsay: "First, I deeply regret that I failed to think about the racial implications of the manuscript." 3/
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Peer review is an imperfect tool, and should not be treated as a Swiss army knife (always applicable). It has its uses where it works and adds value, but there are other uses that are simply not helpful. Primarily, #peerreview can be used to assess empirical studies by finding
potential problems with the data and statistical analysis. Here more perspective can uncover non-obvious errors or limitations that the authors have failed to identify or, also not common, chosen not to present. The questions peer review can ask here are whether the analysis was
done properly, if the results may be reliable, and what they add to our cumulative knowledge. The review focuses on whether the authors have done their due diligence and have done enough to exclude errors in the design and check for errors in carrying out the study. But there are
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I am so proud of my first paper as corresponding author! And on a topic I am SURE I'll work on for the rest of my life: the need to #SciComm in languages other than English! It was so fun working with @mcmsharksxx on this! 👇 #ComunicaCiencia 1/n…
Before I start on this thread, I want to thank the team @FrontiersIn, our editor @mufferaw, and our reviewers @sabahzero and Rakeb Tesfaye for helping us turn an honestly mediocre manuscript into a much more thoughtful opinion. I love it when #PeerReview works! #SciComm 2/n
The #COVID19 pandemic has highlighted many inequities including the lack of #SciComm in languages other than English. We wrote this before the pandemic hit and it's been sad to see much of what we speak of in this paper reflected in real time. 3/n
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Let's talk about #COVID19 publications & #covardisation of the research. I have been following the literature last ~ 2 months & reviewed papers. I have a bit to say about it

Let's start first with 2 papers that came out today on #COVID19 and scholarly communication
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First paper examines citations record, altmetric, social media... on early #COVID19 papers.
Out of 442 papers, only 26% primary studies => 21% -> basic science (too few) , rest clinical (case reports 42%)
Larger social media impact => high citations…
The 2nd paper examines wether #COVID19 has speed up #peerreview process
Answer is yes & peer review length has decreased by 1/2 due to reduce time for review
However trade off is publication quality is lower (e.g NEJM or CELL..)
This brings me to my point…
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Píldora de #metodología
Hablamos de:
2⃣ Criterios CONSORT

Todo aderezado con un bonito Ensayo Clínico sobre energías sanadoras espiritistas🤯 publicado en la inquietante revista Journal of Religion and Health con un IF de 1.253 en el #JCR🤪
#hiloytal es una base de datos cuyo fin es la publicación previa a su realización de los aspectos metodológicos que van a desarrollarse en un ensayo clínico.

Hay muchas bases de datos como esta, pero esta es la americana, la fetén, la que mola a las revistas
¿Por qué es importante la prepublicación de lo que vas a hacer?

Así se garantiza la rigurosidad en el desarrollo del EC. Tiempos, intervenciones, escalas, grupos etc... se ciñen al protocolo del mismo.

Así se garantiza que si sale negativo, sepamos al menos que se ha hecho.
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#ClimateAlarmists ignore the fact that all of their propaganda efforts to scare people into submitting to expensive CO2 reduction schemes are having less than no restraining effect on the one & a half degrees of #GlobalWarming over the last two centuries.…
Nothing being done now is having any effect on reducing CO2. We could help Nature do it the old fashioned way by planting a trillion trees. But that takes time.
#ClimateAlarmists prefer preventing the poorest people from trying to stay alive during winter.…
Scientists are proving that active geothermal sources around the globe are causing most of the glacier melting & ocean warming. And more of that heat should be harnessed to benefit humanity, as has been done throughout human history.
#GeothermalGlobalWarming #ClimateChange
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It’s been a while since I did an #editorsthread for @thesocreview but as we all wind down for a few days I thought it might be a good idea to share a few thoughts and lessons … and today’s topic: We need to talk about #peerreview …1/
The first is about how I understand #peerreview - I know that there is a lot of debate about this but from my point of view it is about creating a space for constructive dialogue between the author and reviewers 2/
I should also say that IF YOU HAVE PUBLISHED IN A JOURNAL you will likely be called on to review for that journal. All too often, authors will turn down review requests - and I mean REPEATEDLY 3/
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Panel 2, on granting agencies and #citizenscience w/ @mgfortin_rd @NSERC_CRSNG + Ted Hewitt @SSHRC_CRSH + Serge Marchand @FRQS1 + Louise Poissant @FRQSC + Michael Strong @CIHR_IRSC #CSPC2018
#CSPC2018 @mgfortin_rd says #citizenscience and participative science is incredibly important. This isn't only including public in research, it's engaging communities who have knowledge incl #indigenous traditional knowledge.
... Current project ongoing, is a northern community that wants to better document the status of their natural resources (air quality, water) and to analyze the impact of #climatechange & other human impacts on these. There is added value to including these communities. #CSPC2018
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Steeling myself with a strong coffee to sit down and read major new report on avoiding dangerous #climatechange (@IPCC_CH #SR15, available here: My takes to follow (1/n)
As always, the #peerreview effort by @IPCC_CH is Herculean. A couple hundred volunteer scientists read & cited 6,000+ studies to support conclusions w/ evidence. Responded to 42,001 comments in 3 rounds of review. The most robust process there is to establish scientific consensus
Now, this #SR15 report title is descriptive, but doesn't exactly roll off the tongue...
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The irony of this "study" of fraudulent nonsensical papers submitted to gender studies/critical theory journals is that it is itself the epitome of the shoddy scholarship it purports to unmask. Let's #peerreview it.…
1) This study lacks the most basic controls. If you want to argue these papers were accepted because of their notional field of study, then you have to submit similarly nonsensical papers to journals in other fields.
Fortunately, although this is not cited by the authors (a manifestation of their shoddy scholarship) such a control was recently carried out by John Bohannon in a completely different field.…
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Hi everyone thank you for all your support and empathy in the past few days.
To minimize further injuries, the original voicemail with the intended subject's name has been removed, but I am reposting here with name obscured:… (thanks for tech help!)
I am also reposting my entire Twitter message regarding this incident, with other important ideas I forgot to include:
four days ago my work phone got a rambling but confrontational 3.5 min voicemail from someone questioning my legitimacy to teach based on my presumed #citizenship and #ethnic identity. You can hear the actual message here:…
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Our @DSP_SPE team represents the student voice in #scienceadvice at the #INGSA_NA18 workshop today among experts from around the world 🔬🔭🌐🖋📃

Our #EmergingExperts: @sung_vanessa @ShawnMcGuirk @tgruos @nehabhutani17 @arthi_ramac

#scipol @INGSciAdvice @SciChefQC @ChiefSciCan
.@SciChefQC & @ChiefSciCan note in opening keynote how important it is for the #NextGeneration to be here and well represented, and applaud our #SPEscidip event from last week - thank you for inviting us, we're v happy to be in these discussions #INGSA_NA18 #scipol #scienceadvice
& thx @PeterGluckman for your video introduction, we hope we can meet again soon! Especially with the establishment of an @INGSciAdvice chapter for #NorthAmerica

We appreciate your commitment to engaging #nextgen at the intersection of #science & #policy in #NZ & at #INGSA_NA18
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