In the PLOS Blog Mind the Brain, James Coyne recounts how he wanted to participate in post-publication peer review surrounding the “bad science” in an article about an alleged “blood test for depression” published in Translational Psychiatry. He learned it would cost him $1,000. He then discusses what looks like a trend to suppress criticism of studies in medical and psychiatric journals, and re-examines just how bad the science in that blood test for depression article really was.
Pay $1000 to criticize a bad ‘blood test for depression’ article? (Mind the Brain, December 4, 2014)