To be informed best of scientific discovery (which is disclosed to the public), one should seek out the publication of such discoveries which have already been through a “rigorous” process of vetting – versus relying solely on social media posts/videos to “tell the story.”
Ironically, on a Facebook post by Katie Everson, I found an explanation of the publication process generally utilized in academia: https://www.facebook.com/kaytee.everson/posts/10215618428080473
Additionally, ranking of journals is widely used in academia as a measure of the journal’s quality and impact. In this regard, there are several evaluative factors which rank journals for the purpose of suggesting the relative value of a journal in its discipline. But, that could be the subject of another post!
It’s a process . . .
Thank you, Dr. Everson for your post!