1 The retractions came only a few months after BioMed Central.

Charlotte J addyi . Haug, M.D., Ph.D.1 The retractions came only a few months after BioMed Central, an open-access publisher owned by Springer, retracted 43 content for the same reason. How can you really fake peer review? Moon, who studies medicinal plants, had set up a straightforward treatment. He gave journals recommendations for peer reviewers for his manuscripts, providing them with names and e-mail addresses. But these addresses were ones he created, so the requests to review visited him or his co-workers directly. The fallout from Moon’s confession: 28 content articles in various journals released by Informa were retracted, and something editor resigned. An editor at among the journals published by Sage Publications became suspicious, sparking a thorough and lengthy investigation, in July 2014 which led to the retraction of 60 articles.

But that is more than an economic principle: you also need to build romantic relationships with local food producers so that they understand and trust you. When Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, thousands of refugees streamed into Central Texas looking for food. They slammed the local CSAs, hoping to buy up the food that was being grown there. But the CSAs currently had contractual obligations to provide that food to their regular customers, and that is exactly what they did. If you’re a regular customer of a farm or a local CSA, you are going to receive preferential status in comparison to someone that farm hasn’t met. In a food crisis, this can quite literally mean the difference between having meals on your own plate versus going starving.