Open access: the ugly!

Over the past 10 months, 304 versions of a fictitious paper were  to open-access journals. More than half of the journals accepted the paper, failing to notice its fatal flaws.

To read: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/342/6154/60.full

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One Response to Open access: the ugly!

  1. fariasgang says:

    I would like to stress that I’m not against open access. By the opposite. I just highlighted a less positive point of open access focused on this paper: the danger of accepting a paper per paying (as stressed in the manuscript by some predatory journals, NOT ALL). It is of course biased, as are all reactions. What is sad is to see publishers against publishers, indeed showing it is a business.

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