The Strange World of “Reward Deficiency Syndrome” (Part 1)

Yesterday a new scientific journal appeared on PubMed, the standard index of the biomedical literature. That journal is called the Journal of Reward Deficiency Syndrome (JRDS). The first issue is here, indexed on PubMed here.

I spotted JRDS yesterday. I soon noticed a few strange things about it.

First off, almost every single paper in the first issue of JRDS is authored by neuroscientist Kenneth Blum, the Editor-in-Chief of the journal. He’s first author on an introductory Editori

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