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A not-so-harmless experiment in predatory open access publishing
Learned Publishing (2016)
  • Alexandre Martin
  • Tristan Martin, Meadowthorpe Elementary
Abstract
  • 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 Date
October, 2016
DOI
10.1002/leap.1060
Citation Information
Alexandre 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/