Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: The “phantom reference:” How a made-up article got almost 400 citations

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Here’s a mystery: How did a nonexistent paper rack up hundreds of citations? Pieter Kroonenberg, an emeritus professor of statistics at Leiden University in The Netherlands, was puzzled when he tried to locate a paper about academic writing and discovered the article didn’t exist. In fact, the journal—Journal of Science Communications—also didn’t exist. Perhaps Kroonenberg’s […] The post The “phantom reference:” How a made-up article got almost 400 citations appeared first on Retraction Wa...