12 Responses to New Diagnostic Pathology Journal Copies Existing Journal Title

  1. L_C says:

    They weren’t especially subtle about copying other aspects of the original BMC title either. Even their description is comprised of text copied (and slightly rearranged to hide the fact) right out of Diagnostic Pathology. For example, these are from their “About the Journal” sections:

    Diagnostic Pathology: Open Access (copycat)-

    “The journal of Diagnostic Pathology considers research in surgical and clinical pathology, immunology, and biology, with a special focus on cutting-edge approaches in diagnostic pathology and tissue-based therapy.”

    “Diagnostic Pathology will provide an integrative journal for molecular pathology (biology) and digital pathology (virtual pathology), creating an open case discussion platform to be used during daily diagnostic work.”

    Diagnostic Pathology (Original)-

    “Diagnostic Pathology is an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal that considers research in surgical and clinical pathology, immunology, and biology, with a special focus on cutting-edge approaches in diagnostic pathology and tissue-based therapy.”

    “Diagnostic Pathology will provide an integrative journal for molecular pathology and digital pathology ,creating an open case discussion platform to be used during daily diagnostic work.”

    Note: The comma is out of place on that last section, so even their attempt to copy the phrase and erase the “virtual pathology” (that was in parentheses) from the original is sloppy.

  2. herr doktor bimler says:

    The latest spam from Omics in my in-tray is for a “Journal of Pharmacovigilance”. What?? Is this a thing?

    • Keith Fraser says:

      I guess stringing random words/concepts together is a good way to keep coming up with new journal titles.

      “Journal of Post-Crystallographic Existentialism”
      “Progress in Temporal Ergonomics”
      “Nano-anthropology Letters”
      “Bulletin of the American Pornocopian Society”
      “First World Journal of Imitative Spectroscopy”

      • herr doktor bimler says:

        I would contribute to ALL THOSE.

      • Keith Fraser says:

        “I would contribute to ALL THOSE.”

        Beware, I hear their peer review processes can be very exacting. Why, some issues have no articles in them at all because they piously rejected all those that weren’t absolutely perfect!

  3. The Philosopher says:

    HI jeffry lookout for this site “http://www.revistas-academicas.com/”

    Thank you for your service

  4. Anomalia Klimatyczna says:

    Isn’t “Oceanography: Open Access” a similar case? Even the page looks similar:
    http://www.esciencecentral.org/journals/oceanography.php

    I ask because I see a paper by someone I know published in this paper. I’m afraid this guy mistook it for the real thing:
    http://www.tos.org/oceanography/

  5. The Philosopher says:

    Hi jeffrey lookout for this site “http://ciencia-e-tecnica.org”

    Thank You for your service

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