2024 will likely be a contentious year, both broadly (certainly in the US as we’re facing a presidential election) and in the realm of scholarly communication as policies around research publication continue to drive unintended consequences. With that in mind, you may want to bookmark this page, which features a quick explanation of 76 logical fallacies in 11 minutes. While I’m sure no Scholarly Kitchen reader would stoop to committing any of these errors in thinking, those you’re arguing with might. Also worth noting is the 76th fallacy discussed, the “Fallacy Fallacy”, which notes that just because an argument contains a fallacy, that doesn’t mean its conclusion must be false.

David Crotty

David Crotty

David Crotty is a Senior Consultant at Clarke & Esposito, a boutique management consulting firm focused on strategic issues related to professional and academic publishing and information services. Previously, David was the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He oversaw journal policy across OUP’s journals program, drove technological innovation, and served as an information officer. David acquired and managed a suite of research society-owned journals with OUP, and before that was the Executive Editor for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, where he created and edited new science books and journals, along with serving as a journal Editor-in-Chief. He has served on the Board of Directors for the STM Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing and CHOR, Inc., as well as The AAP-PSP Executive Council. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing.


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