Stephen Downes

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More fallout from the Elsevier fake-journal controversy. This is an issue that will not go away. "Seems to me Elsevier's integrity was in question even before this disgraceful and embarrassing revelation." Right. This issue is devastating because it confirms previously-held beliefs, rather than overturning them. And this is exactly the sort of challenge commercial media - proved in many ways to be hopelessly compromised - faces when it turns around and actually expects us to pay for their product. Gavin Baker links to a number of other responses on the Open Access News. Crooked Timber reports that the scandal goes deeper than first thought. TechDirt explains, Elsevier had a whole division producing fake journals.

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