Can we “fix” open access? | Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Recently there was a "sting" operation where a purposely bad article was submitted to a bunch of open access journals just to see which ones would stoop low enough (or care little enough) to publish it. A lot of journals took the bait, which of course makes not just those journals look bad, but makes open access look bad. In this blog post, Kevin Smith looks at how the sting was conducted and what we should learn from it.