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New journal article!

September 19th, 2016

A new article was recently published in “Learned Publishing”.

Key points
• 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.

[1] Martin, A. and Martin, T., “A not-so-harmless experiment in predatory Open-Access publishing,” Learned Publishing, Vol. 29, No. 4, October 2016.
DOI: 10.1002/leap.1060