Report from Australia: “‘Bogus’ Scholarly Society Agrees to Publish Papers Without Peer Review”
The report linked below (including audio) aired on Background Briefing, a program from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).
From the Report:
A scholarly publisher that claims to follow ‘world best academic publishing protocol’ has agreed to publish an academic paper ‘immediately without peer review’ in exchange for a $704 fee.
The Australian Society for Commerce Industry and Engineering (SCIE) agreed to the arrangement in an email exchange with Background Briefing during an investigation into predatory practices on the fringes of the academic publishing industry.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.