News tagged with open access journals

Science's spam epidemic

"Hope this email finds you in superior spirits." So began a message that recently arrived in the inbox of Adriano Aguzzi, a neuropathologist at the University of Zurich. Although an apparently innocuous, even friendly, opening ...

dateDec 02, 2016 in Other
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Scientists defrauded by hijacked journals

Scientific progress is being hindered by the emergence of a relatively new kind of fraud – the hijacked scientific journal, according to researchers from Iran and Poland. They describe the problem and its detrimental effects ...

dateNov 04, 2015 in Other
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Seven myths about scientists debunked

As scientific researchers, we are often surprised by some of the assumptions made about us by those outside our profession. So we put together a list of common myths we and our colleagues have heard anecdotally regarding ...

dateFeb 16, 2015 in Other
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Journal team adds reviewer pay to open-access model

A new open-access journal called Collabra plans to pay reviewers, and that's a twist in the world of scientific publishing. The reviewers get to exercise some options. They can keep the cash (generally a modest sum) or give ...

dateJan 18, 2015 in Other weblog
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