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Australian dog serves on the editorial boards of seven medical journals

Ollie might be the world’s smartest dog—or the most deceptive. Residing in Perth, Australia, and publishing under the pseudonym Dr. Olivia Doll, the Staffordshire terrier (not pictured above) serves on seven medical journal editorial boards, Perth Now reports. Her research interests include “the benefits of abdominal massage for medium-sized canines” and “the impact of skateboards on canine ambulation.” Ollie’s owner Mike Daube, a public health expert who studies tobacco control, says the stunt portraying his dog as a medical researcher began as a light-hearted response to email scams from medical journals. But recently, one journal tasked Ollie with peer reviewing a paper on tumor management, and—as of today—the pooch is still listed as an associate editor for the Global Journal of Addiction & Rehabilitation Medicine.

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