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74 Post author: sarahconstantin 02 December 2016 06:55PM

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Comment author: Manfred 08 December 2016 11:30:26PM 2 points [-]

The worst part is that there's a lot the journal doesn't protect you from, no matter how reputable. Data shown in the paper can be assumed to be presented in the prettiest possible way for the specific data set they got, and interpretation of the data can be quite far off base and still get published if none of the reviewers happen to be experts on the particular methods or theories.