Tuesday, February 11, 2014

And while I'm on the subject...

In contrast, last week I turned down a request to review.

I replied honestly, "Judging from the abstract, this article is on topics that I know nothing about, and both it and your journal have nothing to do with the subjects of any of my publications. I am surprised you would send it to me. Please don't waste people's time with fake peer-review."

They replied, "Could you suggest a replacement reviewer?"

I replied, "No."


jte said...

You won't name names?

Dan Levitis said...

It is one of these little for-profit publishers that makes money by accepting almost everything they are sent, for a large fee, and publishing it in journals the names of which are similar enough to real journals that one could possibly conflate them.