Respected medical journal turns to dark side | Ottawa Citizen

Jeffrey Beall's bookmarks 2014-08-21

Summary:

"A respected Canadian medical journal that was sold to offshore owners last year is now printing scientific junk for hire, but still trading on its original good name. Experimental & Clinical Cardiology was published in Oakville, Ont., for 17 years and had a solid reputation for printing original medical research. It was sold in 2013, and its new owners say they are in Switzerland, but do their banking in Turks and Caicos. And for $1,200 U.S. they’ll print anything — even a garbled blend of fake cardiology, Latin grammar and missing graphs submitted by the Citizen. The journal was flagged last month by Jeffrey Beall, a university librarian in Colorado who compiles a widely-followed list of “predatory” publishers. These are in the business of printing research that isn’t good enough for real science journals. They make it look legitimate, charging a fee to authors desperate to boost their careers ..."

Link:

http://ottawacitizen.com/technology/science/respected-medical-journal-turns-to-dark-side

From feeds:

Open Access Tracking Project (OATP) » Jeffrey Beall's bookmarks
Open Access Tracking Project (OATP) » peter.suber's bookmarks
Open Access Tracking Project (OATP) » abernard102@gmail.com

Tags:

oa.credibility oa.predatory oa.cardiology predatory oa.new oa.comment oa.medicine oa.quality oa.gold oa.publishers oa.business_models oa.bealls_list oa.journals

Date tagged:

08/21/2014, 17:47

Date published:

03/25/2014, 03:25