May 28, 2022

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.


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