Posted by: bluesyemre | November 21, 2014

This Is What Happens When No One Proofreads an Academic Paper

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  • By now we all know, or ought to know, that just because something is published in a peer-reviewed academic journal doesn’t mean it’s true. But we can at least assume it’s been proofread, right? Apparently not. A priceless gaffe, which has been making the rounds of academic Twitter this week, is Exhibit A. It comes in the main text of a paper titled “Variation in Melanism and Female Preference in Proximate but Ecologically Distinct Environments,” which was published in a recent issue of the journal Ethology. Here’s the unintentionally candid passage, as highlighted by UC–Davis grad student Dave Harris

http://j.mp/1uJiKCT


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