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September 3, 2019

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 j......

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November 22, 2018

The True Author of Frankenstein

John Lauritsen

What does it take to challenge literary orthodoxy? 

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May 30, 2012

Dismissive Reviews: Academe's Memory Hole

Richard P. Phelps

Richard R. Phelps exposes how scholars fail to consult the research that has been done on their chosen topic and blandly claim themselves to be pioneers in the area.

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April 4, 2012

Final Edit: Irving Louis Horowitz, 1929-2012

Peter Wood

Peter Wood remembers Irving Louis Horowitz, founding publisher of Academic Questions and intellectual warrior.

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March 23, 2012

Irving Louis Horowitz: A Force of Nature

Steve Balch

Irving Louis Horowitz, who for decades was publisher, advisor, and contributor to Academic Questions died on March 21st. NAS chairman Steve Balch remembers him.  

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September 20, 2011

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 n......

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November 23, 2010

The Other Danger...Scholasticism in Academic Research

Lawrence M. Mead

Researchers have narrowed their focus to the point of irrelevance in the real world, writes Prof. Lawrence Mead. In this article, which appeared in the winter issue of Academic Questions (vol. 23, no.......

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September 30, 2010

"Good Ideas, Bad Ideas" AQ Issue in Print

Ashley Thorne

The fall issue of Academic Questions examines both good and bad ideas in higher education, including trimming the glut of academic publishing, merit-based scholarships, teaching ebonics, and dissemina......

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August 23, 2010

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

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

This article appeared in the fall 2010 issue of Academic Questions (vol. 23, no. 3). A short version of this paper appeared under the title “We Must Stop the Avalanche of Low-Quality Resear......

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