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Publication of Controversial Papers in Life
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Received: 1 February 2012; Accepted: 2 February 2012 / Published: 3 February 2012
Abstract: Life (ISSN 2075-1729, http://www.mdpi.com/journal/life/) is a new journal that deals with new and sometime difficult interdisciplinary matters. Consequently, the journal will occasionally be presented with submitted articles that are controversial and/or outside conventional scientific views. Some papers recently accepted for publication in Life have attracted significant attention. Moreover, members of the Editorial Board have objected to these papers; some have resigned, and others have questioned the scientific validity of the contributions. In response I want to first state some basic facts regarding all publications in this journal. All papers are peer-reviewed, although it is often difficult to obtain expert reviewers for some of the interdisciplinary topics covered by this journal. I feel obliged to stress that although we will strive to guarantee the scientific standard of the papers published in this journal, all the responsibility for the ideas contained in the published articles rests entirely on their authors. Discussions on previously published articles are welcome and I hope that, by fostering discussion and by keeping an open-minded attitude towards new ideas, the journal will spur progress in this little explored, difficult and very exciting area of knowledge. [...]
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Lin, S.-K. Publication of Controversial Papers in Life. Life 2012, 2, 213-214.
Lin S-K. Publication of Controversial Papers in Life. Life. 2012; 2(1):213-214.
Lin, Shu-Kun. 2012. "Publication of Controversial Papers in Life." Life 2, no. 1: 213-214.