WHY A FAKE ARTICLE TITLED "CUCKOO FOR COCOA PUFFS?" WAS ACCEPTED BY 17 MEDICAL JOURNALS
A HARVARD SCIENTIST WANTED TO SEE EXACTLY HOW EASY IT IS TO GET MEDICAL RESEARCH PUBLISHED. IN SOME CASES, $500 IS PRETTY MUCH ALL IT TAKES.
BY ELIZABETH SEGRAN
As a medical researcher at Harvard, Mark Shrime gets a very special kind of spam in his inbox: every day, he receives at least one request from an open-access medical journal promising to publish his research if he would only pay $500.
this kind of devolution is not limited to the medical establishment. It can be found in the pay to publish experimental psychology industry as well...