PT Inquest Episode 144: Predatory Journals And You

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It’s time for another season finale and we conclude with a discussion of one of the worst things in modern science, the predatory journal. These are journals that make money by publishing literally ANYTHING as long as you pay your fee. The authors of this editorial did just that, publishing a paper where they claimed that manual therapy was applied to a subject who had been dead for 5 years – and he was revived! We explore the history of demonstrations of how bad articles get into publication.

Happy Holidays to everyone and we’ll see you in March!

Manual Therapy Cures Death: I Think I Read That Somewhere.
Cook CE, Cleland JA, Mintken PE.
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2018 Nov;48(11):830-832. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2018.0107.

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Music for PT Inquest:
“The Science of Selling Yourself Short” by Less Than Jake
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