Australasiangate: Elsevier's publishing fiasco widens

The story about biomedical publisher Elsevier's unethical publishing practices, previously reported on here, is expanding. Instead of just one fake peer-reviewed journal, it turns out there were at least six. Pretty much any article you read in an Elsevier journal called The Australasian Jounral of... is suspect. It would be tempting to call this "Australasiangate," but that would imply (1) that this was a fake scandal, and (2) that Elsevier will suffer consequences appropriately for its ethical lapses. Probably, neither one is true.

Elsevier released a Press-Release, but to recover their credibility, they need to release specific names and remedies taken, rather than just saying that everything is better now.

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