Conflicts of interest in scientific publishing | EMBO Reports
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"However, Gold OA has some drawbacks. Most importantly, it creates a conflict of interest: in a situation where the number of scientists is larger than the number of available positions, both journals and scientists benefit from publishing as many articles as possible . This is a fertile ground for cheaters on both sides, and helps to explain the emergence of predatory journals  and the increasing number of cases of scientific misconduct ."