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Warning: Open-access is not always awesome

Hey, y’all!

I know we are going to be talking about open access in a while, and we have been talking about ethics…here they merge!

Spoiler alert: Science (the journal) performed a “sting” on open-access journals to highlight potentially unethical practices in publishing. It’s pretty bad, y’all. Take a look at the provided link!

http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2013/10/03/Paper-written-as-science-hoax-published-by-157-science-journals/UPI-67611380846842/

I think that this issue is very important to keep in mind, especially for all of us who might face the “publish or perish” mindset in the future. Is anyone else as un-shocked by the number of open-access journals who will publish your paper for a nominal fee? Or, you know, thousands of dollars?

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