Science hoax uncovers network of predatory science publishers

Over the past months, the American journal Science undertook an extensive test of open source publications across the globe – and uncovered a network of shady titles, richly aliased editors, non-existent review practices and impressive publication fees. The story (with complete online documentation) reveals how careful publishing scientists have to be in order to avoid the traps set by swindlers. Happily, it’s not all gloom: most (although not all) established publishers and journals saw through the scam.

Read Who’s Afraid of Peer Review? by John Bohannon on Sciencemag.org.