Stopping predatory journals a tough and expensive proposition | Ottawa Citizen 2014-08-28


"An Ottawa expert in predatory journals — websites that publish low-quality science research for money — says it would be enormously difficult to use legal action to stop them — if, in fact, they’re breaking the law at all. But there may be other, better ways to deal with the predators, said David Moher of The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. “In order to shut them down, you would have to bring a case against them. You would need to have lawyers,” he said. 'That’s quite an expensive proposition,' and the fact that online journals operate across national boundaries complicates it. The problem came to light again this week with news that a former Canadian medical journal called Experimental & Clinical Cardiology has new owners who will print anything for $1,200. This includes a nonsense manuscript submitted by the Citizen ..."


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Date tagged:

08/28/2014, 07:50

Date published:

08/28/2014, 03:50