European Science Editing 46: e53890, doi: 10.3897/ese.2020.e53890
Abuse of peer review process by sham authors
expand article infoSenthil Kumar, Shahryar Sorooshian§
‡ Faculty of Industrial Management, University Malaysia Pahang, Pahang, Malaysia§ School of Business Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
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This is a short letter on how the peer review process of many journals is being abused by some sham authors. While it would be difficult for the journals to identify and eliminate manuscripts that are not submitted with a sincere intention to publish, the universities and learning institutions should develop code of ethics to prevent their staff from abusing the journal review process. Imposing submission fee would also act as a deterrent against unscrupulous submissions.
Publication, peer review, ethics, authors