String theory is the trendy pursuit for the physicists in my field. It's untestable and, as famously put, "not even wrong." While it's done some great things for the mathematicians, it's lead entire generations of physicists to pursue it with very little to show for it. Expect more about string theory in this journal as well as related topics to physics.
I didn't see that comparison being made in the article submission. There's no need to get defensive about piracy. This is a victory against phishing scams that we should be happy about. Piracy is another issue for another day.