“Sound methodology” suggests an ideal match to a scientific question that never quite exists. So why do some publishers use it?
Stating that open access journals publish papers with “sound methodologies” promotes an unrealistic view of the scientific process and a corrupted image of the editorial and peer-review process.
In creating a ‘level playing field’ for open access publishers, we put non-profit publishers at a great disadvantage.
We need to shake ourselves from the metaphor of Intellectual Property and create a new way of viewing information.