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Cancer Biology is a journal with an impact factor of 3.1 or thereabouts, that's the equivalent of wrapping paper. People in the sciences know whose work is solid and whose isn't, with stuff like that you just go "Oh, it's XY again, with their usual rubbish", you don't even try to follow up. Broad & Wade called the phenomenon "the invisible boot". Required reading: https://www.amazon.com/-/dp/0192818899

A sociopath looks like the Sames-Sezen affair: http://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/archives/2011/07/08/the...

Even there a certain blogger said that he knew "Dali Sames not to be a nice person", whoever went there knew exactly what he was getting into.

Just out of curiosity, how did you find this journal's impact factor?

The publisher lists it right on the homepage: https://link.springer.com/journal/13277

It's an important metric, of course they'd list it.

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