How to train your Journal
Backdoor trick taught to the CRU by the old master himself, the chap who hijacked then took over the CRU, who PhD-supervised then hired "correct thinking" team for the CRU -- leaked email advice to the team from the wonderfully named Tom Wigley:
"One approach is to go direct to the publishers and point out the fact that their journal is perceived as being a medium for disseminating misinformation under the guise of refereed work.
I use the word 'perceived' here, since whether it is true or not is not what the publishers care about -- it is how the journal is seen by the community that counts."
Works a treat! Publisher panicked and sacked 6 editors at Climate Research, including the editor-in-chief.
* Jones to Ben Santer Mar 19th, 2009:
"I'm having a dispute with the new editor of Weather. I've complained about him to the RMS Chief Exec. If I don't get him to back down, I won't be sending any more papers to any RMS journals and I'll be resigning from the RMS."
* Michael Mann:
"We can't afford to lose GRL." (Geophysical Research Letters)
* Tom Wigley in reply:
"If you think that Saiers is in the greenhouse skeptics camp, then, if we can find documentary evidence of this, we could go through official AGU channels to get him ousted." Saiers got sacked.
* Remote Sensing sacked editor-in-chief Wagner for publishing research showing IPCC cloud albedoes + radiation were wrong. BBC applauded. Various NGOs, uni groups, etc applauded. Authors only published there because every other journal was too scared to touch it. Those journals were right, Wagner was wrong.