Eckerde is a science book publisher that has been publishing high quality books for decades.
But in the last decade, Eckerda has been hit with an unprecedented wave of criticism, including a lawsuit against the publisher, by several researchers, who say Eckerds rankings are biased, and that the books are biased in favor of certain scientists.
The company’s lawyers say the lawsuit is baseless, and Eckerden says the lawsuit “has no merit whatsoever.”
The lawsuit, filed in California state court, alleges that Eckerdo’s rankings of Marine Science books are based on “unnecessary and unfair criteria” that the company says are “not based on scientific facts.”
The suit is the latest in a series of lawsuits by researchers against Eckerdid for allegedly misleading consumers.
“In a world of rapidly evolving science and technology, and a global environment of ever-greater threats, it is important for all researchers to have a safe environment where they can speak freely, engage with the public, and promote the best science they can,” Eckerdel, a subsidiary of Dutch publishing company Oupa, wrote in a statement to Business Insider.
“In an effort to ensure that the information contained in the EckerD books is truthful, accurate, and unbiased, Epperde decided to make changes to the titles, as it was determined that some of the scientific information contained within the EkerD books are not scientifically sound.”
The company has a history of lawsuits, and it was among the first to sue EckerDel in 2006.
In a statement, Ekeberd said in a blog post that it’s “deeply sorry that our rankings and rankings are being used to mislead and misrepresent people, companies, and scientists around the world.
The data that we publish reflect the best available science, and all of the information is peer-reviewed, and therefore does not reflect our own biases.”
Eckerde did not respond to Business Update’s request for comment on the lawsuit.