Open-access journal editors resign after alleged pressure to publish mediocre papers

Kirstine's bookmarks 2018-09-08

Summary:

All 10 senior editors of the open-access journal Nutrients resigned last month, alleging that the publisher, the Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), pressured them to accept manuscripts of mediocre quality and importance.

The conflict is familiar for many commercial open-access publishers: Because authors pay fees per published article (about $1800 in the case of Nutrients), the publisher has an incentive to publish as many as possible. On the other hand, scientists prefer to publish in choosy, reputable journals, and academic journal editors want to maintain this quality.

Link:

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/09/open-access-editors-resign-after-alleged-pressure-publish-mediocre-papers

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Tags:

oa.new oa.switzerland oa.quality oa.profits oa.fees oa.journals oa.predatory oa.impact oa.metrics oa.misconduct oa.doaj

Date tagged:

09/08/2018, 06:08

Date published:

09/08/2018, 02:08