COVID-19 and Bad Science

In these uncertain times manuscripts on SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19 get published at high speed, sometimes as pre-publications on sites at MedRxiv  and BioRxiv. This is an important way to share knowledge rapidly in the hope of increasing insight into the disease, finding...

Predatory meetings and how to avoid them

Almost as often as invitations to submit manuscripts to predatory journals, I receive invitations to attend predatory meetings. You probably are receiving them as well. So what exactly are predatory meetings and how do you know whether a meeting is real or from some...