A not-so-harmless experiment in predatory open access publishingLearned Publishing (2016)
- Publishing articles in predatory or low quality open-access journals has been proven to be easy.
- In the presented case study, the editor replaced the entire submitted manuscript with plagiarized texts, without explicitly informing the authors.
- When strongly motivated to publish, editors and publishers may fraudulently change articles to make them more publishable.
- Replacing the entire content of an article cannot be interpreted as a misguided attempt to improve article quality.
Plagiarism should not be solely blamed on authors when editors may be the culprits.
Publication DateOctober, 2016
Citation InformationAlexandre Martin and Tristan Martin. "A not-so-harmless experiment in predatory open access publishing" Learned Publishing Vol. 29 Iss. 4 (2016) p. 301 - 305
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/alexandre_martin/79/