Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Not a Trustworthy Source

I was recently shocked to learn that the academic publishing giant Elsevier had published an allegedly peer-reviewed academic journal called the Australasian Journal of Bone and Joint Medicine, which was actually a disguised promotion for Merck products.

Academic libraries pay through the nose for academic journals, particularly from Elsevier, and in return we should be able to expect the highest quality information. This type of fraudulent information should do a lot to increase the already steamrolling interest in open access publishing instead.

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