Academic Questions

Academic Publishing

Culpable Negligence at Science Magazine

Theodore Held

The publication of a fraudulent study of the effect of microplastics on fish illustrates how preferred political narratives can warp basic scientific protocol at even the most prestigious scientific journals.

The True Author of Frankenstein

John Lauritsen

What does it take to challenge literary orthodoxy? 

Scholasticism: Causes and Cures

Lawrence M. Mead

In the second part of “The Other Danger…Scholasticism in Academic Research” (Academic Questions, Winter 2010), Lawrence M. Mead defines “scholasticism” as the ever narrowing focus on subject matter that is of interest only to other academics studying the same arcane material.

The Glut of Academic Publishing: A Call for a New Culture

Bill McKelvey
,
Mohamed Gad-el-Hak
,
Stanley W. Trimble
and
Wayne W. Grody