## Epic peer review fail

You’ve probably all seen this by now, but headesk. John “cousin of Joan” Baez describing how the editor in chief of Elsevier’s “Chaos, Solitons and Fractals” has been publishing a big pile of nonsense in his own journal.
This further strengthens my belief in the conjecture that for all $\epsilon >0$ the value that the big for-profit publishers add to a paper is less than $\epsilon$

### One Response to “Epic peer review fail”

1. toomuchcoffeeman Says:

As the topic in question has been depressing me for much of the last week, something cheerier re the Baez family:

http://golem.ph.utexas.edu/category/2008/02/kostant_on_e8.html#c015391

He sounds like he’d be decent company over a beer (though I admit this is a lot if inference from one comment).