Disclaimer for controversial publications in PsychArchives
The Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID) is the supra-regional scientific research support organization for psychology in German-speaking countries. The services provided by ZPID support all phases of the scientific research workflow, from gathering ideas and searching for relevant literature to documenting research, archiving data, and finally to publishing the results, and are based on the standard research cycle. ZPID is committed to the idea of open science and understands its mission as a public open science institute for psychology. Open Science means, above all, that scientific research output remains accessible at all times.
The ZPID repository PsychArchives was created to provide access to scientific results from psychology and related disciplines to a broad audience. In this open access structure, authors are personally responsible for their own publications and all materials they archive. The content is not subject to quality assurance inspection by ZPID.
We have thoroughly reviewed the information we received on the apparent dubiosity of the publication under question and come to the following conclusions:
- We only remove entries that violate the applicable legal statutes or those that we are legally required to remove. In the present case, based on current evidence, removal is not justified.
- Nevertheless, ZPID explicitly distances itself from all content linked to this publication. We are of the opinion that this publication would not withstand the scientific review process undertaken by any reputable scientific journal.
- We believe that the scientific community has a duty to critically examine publications and would like to encourage further discourse by continuing to provide access to the publication referenced here in PsychArchives.