New York Times article on dubious Open Access journals and fake conferences

Scientific Articles Accepted (Personal Checks, Too)

Gina Kolata. April 7, 2013.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/08/health/for-scientists-an-exploding-world-of-pseudo-academia.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

” … some researchers are now raising the alarm about what they see as the proliferation of online journals that will print seemingly anything for a fee. They warn that nonexperts doing online research will have trouble distinguishing credible research from junk …”

See Jeff Beall’s Scholarly Open Access blog for more info.

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