It appears that a scholarly paper was submitted and accepted before the research it reports on was actually completed. The article, published in December, 2013, is this:
Izetbegovic, Sebija. (2013). Occurrence of ABO and RhD incompatibility with Rh negative mothers. Materia Socio Medica 25(4), 255-258.
The article’s first page lists the dates it was received, accepted, and published.
The information in the upper-left-hand portion of the article’s first page indicates it was received by the publisher on June 11, 2013 and accepted on September 25, 2013. However, the paper itself indicates the research it is based on continued through October, 2013, a month after it was accepted.
In several instances, the article makes reference to research that continued through late October, 2013, a month after it was accepted.
The journal is published by Sarajevo-based Avicena Publisher, a publisher that has been on my list of questionable publishers for some time.
The author, Sebija Izetbegovic, is affiliated with the General Hospital “Prim. Dr. Abdulah Nakas,” in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and this is where she conducted the research.
She appears to have had a burst of scholarly publications come out around the same time. For example, she also published the article “Early Amniocentesis as a Method of Choice in Diagnosing Gynecological Diseases” in Acta Informatica Medica – another Avicena journal — also in December, 2013.
She also just co-authored this article with an ambiguous title:
This article is also published in an Avicena Publisher journal. And she had this quickly-accepted review article in an Iranian journal:
It’s likely that the author needed to publish a certain number of publications very quickly for purposes of tenure or promotion. The questionable publisher was happy to help in this.
The article processing charges for Avicena Publisher’s journals are not prominently stated on the publisher’s website. APCs should be stated clearly and prominently. They are buried in a PDF file that contains a form that authors must fill out to transfer copyright to the publisher, a requirement which is also non-standard for OA publishers. The APC is 250 euros.
A low price to pay for a promotion.