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A recent investigation by the Süddeutsche Zeitung, WDR, NDR and other news outlets found that thousands of scientists have published in predatory journals. Is such "fake science" actually common practice? Mike Schäfer discussed this issue in a recent interview with the "Deutschlandfunk". In his opinion, publishing in predatory journals is not something that is common for scientists at all. However, he thinks that the increase of scientists doing this is alarming and there is no "quick fix" for the issue. One reason for this problem is the way science works: "Publish or perish"