Sting turns up scientific journals that will publish at a price

More than half of the online journals that received a faked research paper accepted it for publication, often at a substantial price, according to a Science magazine contributor, who submitted the phony paper more than 300 times as part of a sting operation. These online journals typically look legitimate, with scholarly titles and mastheads listing experts, but it's often difficult to ascertain where they are published or who is behind the effort. "It's the equivalent of paying someone to publish your work on their blog," said writer John Bohannon.

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