Can’t see the forest for the sleaze

Mario Biagioli & Alexandra Lippman, eds: Gaming the metrics: misconduct and manipulation in academic research. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2020, 306 pp, $45.00 PB

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Mirowski, P. Can’t see the forest for the sleaze. Metascience 30, 31–35 (2021).

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