The Periphery of Existence – the Academic Paper Mill

April 27, 2017

Google “half of scientific papers are not read” to find that thee are 1.8 million academic papers published every year in 28,000 journals. This was a study at Bloomington, Indiana cited by an article in in 2014. About 90% of all published papers are never cited. The article asks: how does it feel to spend so much time on the periphery of human interest? In complete contrast, all our work at AIAS / UPITEC is read all the time, and at all the best places in the world. This is because of our famous open access system on and The result is by far the highest impact in the world by a small research group (an average of 1.57 million hits a year for 15 years) and an intellectual revolution in physics, a revolution is always central to interest. This impact is generated from a coal miner’s house in Mawr, and not from a colonial university. It is generated with first class, hard working, international colleagues.”

Even if the first statement were true, and we pointed out weeks ago that it is based on dubious sources, how does it help you? Your work is not cited by anyone but yourself and your gang.  The only evidence of success that you can offer are those peculiar figures whose meaning and import are entirely unclear. Put a hit-counter on or STFU; nobody believes you. A survey of your website and blog over the past few years reveals a gradual exodus of ‘staff’, and there has been a noticeable falling-off of comments by Tugboat, Penderghastly and other dross. It seems that there remains only yourself and Siemens Stain, encouraged by the occasional paean  from Sewage.  Can you not see how pitiful this all is? 


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