Why Predatory Publishing Can Be Harmful

The ever-vigilant Jeffrey Beall in a recent post on his web site ScholarlyOA reported on a case in which an unwitting journalist picked up on a spurious article published by an unreliable online open-access publisher. The journalist took the conclusions of a flawed study and presented them as a scientific consensus.

Predatory online open-access publishing not only cheapens the value of scholarly work but also disguises bogus science as valid and reliable, which can continue to circulate through the knowledge ecosystem.

Details here: http://scholarlyoa.com/2014/12/02/clueless-reporter-from-the-mirror-bases-story-on-withdrawn-omics-publishing-group-article/

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