I will continue operating this science journalism site regardless if it generates no income or even costs money. Even the most aggressive lawyer’s threats and blackmail (herehere and here) are not likely to stop it.

Status 28.02.2017: there are currently TWO court trials running against my reporting in Germany, both by doctors involved into Macchiarini-related trachea transplants. Both are financially ruinous, this is why I need your financial support, however small (ways to support, see below). The goal of these ruthless doctors is to silence my reporting about their deeds, and to cause a financial ruin to my family and a subsequent prison term for me.

Therefore, please donate, there is no minimum amount. Eurozone residents could wire directly to my German bank account so we both avoid any bank fees. For others, I made a Patreon site.

You can also offer me jobs or speaking gigs. You can buy my original cartoons, or order new ones. You (or your research institution) can also invite me as a paid conference speaker or student tutor, my main subjects are research integrity and academic publishing. I am also available as free-lance journalist for science-interested media.

As a private person, I cannot register as a charity, thus your donations are not tax-deductible. I will of course provide a proper receipt for my services as cartoonist or journalist, if you should engage them.

Please understand that your donations and work offers will not influence the topics and angles of my journalism.

If interested, please contact me here or go straight to my Patreon site. There is also this simple one-time donation option:


If you are interested to support my work, you can leave here a small tip of $5. Or several of small tips, just increase the amount as you like. Your generous patronage of my journalism, however small it appears to you, will greatly help me with my legal costs.


If you can’t help financially, you can still promote my site and share its articles in your online and real-life social networks. And please, do alert main media journalists. This would be an excellent help as well.

Thank you all in advance.


Leonid Schneider

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