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How to buy papers

It is incredible – but probably some kind of advanced fee scam only.

https://twitter.com/ronepz/status/1480035059046313991 Screenshot 10.1.2022 while I can’ t verify the original Facebook post


500€ would be clear bargain compared to the 9500€ that you have to pay here

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-03324-y Screenshot 10.1.2022

although there is a surplus of 6000€ for the science writer at fiverr and another 50,000€ lab funding to one of the numerous “science charities”  and “patient alliances”.

On the impossibility of being expert

The BMJ christmas edition has again some nice papers – with a theoretical account on denialism and the next paper on the impossibility of being expert. This looks like the best joke there, sorry Tony, probably unintended.

Since Alvin Toffler coined the phrase “information overload” in 1970, the growth of scientific and medical information has been inexorable. There are now 25 400 journals in science, technology, and medicine, and their number is increasing by 3.5% a year; in 2009, they published 1.5 million articles. PubMed now cites more than 20 million papers.

Yea, yea.