Fakes all the way down

In a confirmation of what I previously wrote about predatory authors:

[R]esearch grants and promotions are awarded on the basis of the number of articles published, not on the quality of the original research.

[…]

This has fostered an industry of plagiarism, invented research and fake journals that Wuhan University estimated in 2009 was worth $150m, a fivefold increase on just two years earlier

From The Economist

/ht In the Pipeline

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