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Sixty seconds on . . . Star Trek

BMJ 2020; 371 doi: (Published 16 December 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;371:m4861
  1. Mun-Keat Looi
  1. The BMJ

Ah, space, the final frontier. Go on then, beam me up, Scotty

Victor Grech, a paediatric cardiologist at the University of Malta, has been exposed as having published 113 papers in a single Elsevier journal. Some 19 of them are entirely about the TV series Star Trek.1

Well, that’s certainly boldly going where no one has gone before

Indeed. The discrepancy was spotted by an undergraduate student, Hampton Gaddy, at the University of Oxford. In a letter …

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