Talk:OpenPsych pseudojournals

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Peer review / pseudojournal[edit]

New paper "responding" to criticism[edit]

This paper by a bunch of OpenPsych journal editors was recently published in ODP, making it the first paper to be published in any of the OpenPsych journals in almost a year. It aims to "respond" to criticisms of the OpenPsych journals including those listed on this page (which it actually cites as a source). Jinx (talk) 21:30, 3 November 2018 (UTC)

Hi, thanks. I'm the individual who wrote most the criticisms. They rebut absolutely nothing and its a total BS response. The main issue they don't even address i.e. all referees/peers for their journals are proponents of hereditarianism and biased towards that view. As noted on the pseudojournal article: "In real science, the peers look to pick holes in a paper's methodology or substance for the purpose of improving the field. In pseudojournals, the peers exist to reinforce the advocacy of the pseudoscience in question." In fact a former referee named Meng Hu left the OpenPsych pseudojournals after noting the lack of impartiality of referees and that they're all hereditarian racialists.Punisher (talk) 22:39, 3 November 2018 (UTC)
Meng Hu's criticism, who had sense to leave OpenPsych after realising all its referees are biased and share the same ideology:

One problem with OP is that most (if not all) reviewers have an "hereditarian side". I would like to see reviewers hostile to the genetic theory. Otherwise, people may think OP looks like a Mankind Quarterly bis. I have nothing against MQ, if there is no conflict of interest or something of this sort, but it's clear most people won't see it like this. What's more, concerning John Fuerst, Dalliard or myself, it's worse, see we co-blog on Human Varieties, and either one of us reviewing the other... that looks weird. Obviously, you'll say that because the reviews are open, everyone can see what is happening. If an hereditarian like me does not accept a publication from another hereditarian, no one will accuse me of anything. But each time I accept, they will suspect something from me, no matter how thorough and how deep my argumentations and justifications are.

Punisher (talk) 22:56, 3 November 2018 (UTC)