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Brandon Stell Is the Vigilante of Scientific Publishing

Ed Alcock for The Chronicle

Brandon Stell, a neuroscientist, started PubPeer, a website where users can anonymously pick apart scientific papers in academic journals on the basis of "publicly verifiable information."
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W hat can anonymous commenters do, other than sling mud with impunity?

Fix the scientific record, that’s what.

That was Brandon Stell’s thought when he started PubPeer, a website where faceless Internet critics can pick apart scientific papers in...

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