Pseudo-scholarship (from pseudo- and scholarship) is a work (e.g., publication, lecture) or body of work that is presented as, but is not, the product of rigorous and objective study or research; the act of producing such work; or the pretended learning upon which it is based.[1]

Examples of pseudo-scholarship include:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Jerome V. Jacobsen, "Notes and Comment: Pseudo-scholarship", Mid-America: An Historical Review, Volumes 23–24, (Chicago: Loyola University, 1941) p. 315
  2. ^ Marshall Fishwick, American Studies in Transition (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1969) p. 265-266
  3. ^ Jeremy Bernstein, A Comprehensible World: On Modern Science and Its Origins, 2nd ed. (New York: Random House, 1967) p. 193