A recent data falsification scandal in Alzheimer’s research raises new questions about perverse incentives in the culture and practice of science.
In a new twist on academic fraud, a company now offers to pay you to write and publish book reviews that will be credited to someone else.
Robert Harington and Melinda Baldwin discuss whether peer review has a role to play in uncovering scientific fraud.
Should library patrons be concerned about how Elsevier uses ThreatMetrix and how it tracks users? It’s complicated.
Scholarly publishing needs a scalable, easily adopted, and industry-wide approach to the problem of author manuscripts including citations to articles in fraudulent journals.
Two years after its initial entry into the marketplace, Cabell’s Blacklist has matured into a carefully crafted and highly useful directory of predatory and deceptive journals.
Cabell’s International has stepped into the gap left by the demise of Beall’s List, providing a new predatory journal blacklist that promises to perform the function of identifying and calling out scam publishers more consistently and transparently. How is it doing so far?
A proposed coalition aims to help authors identify reputable service providers. In this Q&A with Donald Samulack, the justification and way forward for such an effort is discussed.
If the Internet created a burgeoning market of cheap academic journal knockoffs, should we be surprised to witness new knockoff ratings companies?
Building a reputation can take decades for a society, publisher or journal. Unfortunately, the influential “seals of approval” in the industry are easy to spoof leaving some authors confused and deceived.
An author finds his results published in a journal by authors that don’t exist.