A Curious Case within Preprints: Is the Author Real?
journal contributionposted on 17.03.2021, 11:42 by Leslie D. McIntoshLeslie D. McIntosh, Josh SumnerJosh Sumner, Chris Westling
An assumption at the heart of the scientific publication process is that the author of a manuscript is a scientist. But how can we tell when that is not the case? This supplements an article in The Scholarly Kitchen highlighting one case of a person acting as a scientist and placing papers on mulitple preprint platforms.