The emerging spectre of cyberwar and cyberterror has real implications for academic and scientific publishers, who already deal with the side effects and may become targets in the future.
The open nature of email addresses on journal sites may be feeding the email harvesting machine for academic emails. Worse, it may also be exposing these for potentially fraudulent activity.
2Collab and Connotea are choking on spam, and they may not have the right scale or architecture to avoid a future defined by it.
Would an Open Access publisher accept a nonsensical paper if the author were willing to pay?