Academic Freedom: Keep Lawyers Out Of Scientific Publishing

Over at Retraction Watch, we learn about the strange case of the author who is preparing to sue a journal for retracting his paper.

In 2014, Jonathan Bishop published an article called Transforming the UK Home Office into a Department for Homeland Security in the Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (JHSEM), a journal operated by De Gruyter publishers. In April this year, JHSEM retracted Bishop’s piece, saying in explanation that “The journal re-reviewed the above-listed arti

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