Blinded by scientific gobbledygook

Tom Spears, Marc's Voice, Apr 22, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This really should spell the end of the 'gold' model of 'pay-for-publication' open access scientific publishing. It may be the end for the journal system generally, beyond a few well-known journals. In this case a badly-written mostly-plagiarized paper was accepted for publication by numerous journals (the acceptances came, of course, with a request for a publication fee). Of course, it's not just the publications. “The other problem is that scholarly writing is just dreadful and has become more and more dreadful over the past 10 years or so."

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