Circle jerks of peer review

Frontiers in Public Health helpfully publishes the review information of its articles:

Chapman S, Joshi K and Fry L (2014). Fomenting sickness: nocebo priming of residents about expected wind turbine health harms. Front. Public Health 2:279. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2014.00279
Edited by:  Loren Knopper, Intrinsik Environmental Sciences, Canada [industry consultant, co-author of reviews denying health effects of wind turbine noise]
Reviewed by: 
Claire Lawrence, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom [co-author of papers blaming noise complaints from wind turbines on personality traits]
Jeffrey M. Ellenbogen, Johns Hopkins University, USA [co-author of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection review that attempted to minimize and dismiss health effects from wind turbines]

(And let’s not overlook the Conflict of Interest Statement: Simon Chapman provided and was remunerated for expert advice on psychogenic aspects of wind farm health complaints by lawyers acting for Infigen Energy in the Cherry Tree VCAT case described in this paper. Ketan Joshi is employed by Infigen Energy.)

Crichton F, Chapman S, Cundy T and Petrie KJ (2014). The link between health complaints and wind turbines: support for the nocebo expectations hypothesis. Front. Public Health 2:220. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2014.00220
Edited by:  Loren Knopper, Intrinsik Environmental Sciences Inc., Canada [industry consultant, co-author of reviews denying health effects of wind turbine noise and electromagnetic radiation]
Reviewed by: 
Robert G. Berger, Intrinsik Environmental Sciences Inc., Canada [industry consultant, co-author of review denying health effects of wind turbine noise]
James Rubin, King’s College London, UK [author of studies blaming electromagnetic sensitivity on psychological conditions]

(Conflict of Interest Statement: Simon Chapman has previously provided expert advice on psychogenic aspects of complaints about wind farm to lawyers acting for Infigen. Keith J. Petrie has previously provided expert evidence for the NZ Environment Court and the Canadian Environment Review Tribunal on psychological aspects of complaints about wind farm developments.)

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