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From predator to mutualist, or: What if predatory journals published reviews? – NeuroVojo (Zen Faulkes | April 2017)

Published/Released on April 13, 2017 | Posted by Admin on July 7, 2017 / , , ,
 


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This deceptively simple idea could easily expose junk publishers (of any ilk) but perhaps more importantly provide readers with further insight into whether a paper represents a breakthrough.

Earlier this week, I argued that we could kill predatory junk journals with a single stroke if regular scientific journals would publish the text of the pre-publication reviews along with the paper. This way, junk journals couldn’t hide behind the claim that they are peer-reviewed.
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I argued that junk journals wouldn’t want to take the time and effort to create reviews in any way. But a couple of people on Twitter responded that the junk journals could (and apparently sometimes do) ask for reviews, but ignore them.
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This makes things interesting.
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