8 Responses to Article Broker Offers to Write Articles for Researchers, Arrange Publication

  1. Ahmad Hassanat says:

    Thanks to the Russians,
    let us sit down and relax.

  2. Praveen chandra says:

    Why you are so frustrated., no one is asking you?

  3. Sudesh Kumar says:

    I was just browsing the website of DOVE MEDICAL PRESS LTD., i found that they have a tab of GET PERMISSION with each article which links to copyright clearance center.
    e.g. http://www.copyright.com/openurl.do?&issn=2230-2484&WT.mc.id=Dove%20Medical%20Press
    In this page one of the permission type is: “Share content electronically” which means that if I want to email an article to someone or post it on intranet/extranet I have to pay them about $30.
    Dove press is an open access publisher them how can it charge someone for emailing an article to another person who may be my colleague or friend?
    The Dovepress website says that ” Non-commercial uses of the work are permitted without any further permission from Dove Medical Press Limited”, but on the copyright clearance center website it says that the “Share content electronically” has to be only for commercial purpose.

    Another thing I noticed that they do not give full text on the webpages but only the abstract, which means that they are saving a ton of money and not providing the hotlinks to the references.

  4. Sudesh Kumar says:

    –correction–

    The Dovepress website says that ” Non-commercial uses of the work are permitted without any further permission from Dove Medical Press Limited”, but NOWHERE ON THE copyright clearance center website it says that the “Share content electronically” HAS TO BE ONLY FOR commercial purpose.

  5. Sudesh Kumar says:

    Hi Jeffrey
    Why is Dove Press removed from your list of publishers? It was included when i checked in April this year.

  6. Stan says:

    What you’re saying is that the big bad Gold OA model is corrupting the morals of the poor innocent Russian research community? That’s hilarious!
    Did you ever hear about the DisserNet project? Korchevatel’?

  7. Big Time Wuss says:

    For native English speakers, the term “Big Time WoS”, if pronounced slightly differently, has a strikingly different meaning. What this article suggests is that three parties are needed for this business venture to be a successful enterprise: a) the Russian agent; b) the target journal (which seems to receive a financial “incentive”; c) the authors. I am really concerned with b). Is there more information as to which Scopus or WoS journals have joined this scheme?

  8. arnehenningsen says:

    Hi Jeffrey

    Very interesting and relevant to make people aware of this!

    You finalise your blog post with “submit them to high quality subscription journals.” I suggest to remove the word “subscription,” because there also exist some high quality open-access journals (although the share of high-quality journals is much smaller among open-access journals than among subscription journals).

    Thanks a lot for your important contribution to the scientific community,
    Arne

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