robertr
5 years ago1,000+ Views
Many online journals are ready to publish bad research in exchange for a credit card number. That's the conclusion of an elaborate sting carried out by Science, a leading mainline journal. The result should trouble doctors, patients, policymakers and anyone who has a stake in the integrity of science (and who doesn't?). The business model of these "predatory publishers" is a scientific version of those phishes from Nigerians who want help transferring a few million dollars into your bank account. To find out just how common predatory publishing is, Science contributor John Bohannon sent a deliberately faked research article 305 times to online journals. More than half the journals that supposedly reviewed the fake paper accepted it.
3 comments
Suggested
Recent
probably everything you read on the internet....
At the end of the day... its all about the money. Sad to see this has hit the sciences as well... What can we really believe these days?
this makes complete sense, everyones up for sale
9
3
1