Caveat emptor: the corruption of open access scientific publishing

Lileane Liang Xu and Anthony Minh Tien Chau
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (7): . || doi: 10.5694/mja13.00082
Published online: 21 April 2014

To the Editor: Since our publication in the Journal,1 it would seem that a simple case report lead-authored by an intern has rendered him a virtual expert in the fields of infectious diseases, cell biology and cardiology, just to name a few. Or at least, one could be led to believe so with the sheer number of enticing invitations received in our corresponding author's inbox (about five per week), inviting his “eminent self” to write journal articles, sit on editorial boards, and speak at international cardiology conferences in far-reaching and exotic locations such as Guangzhou and Dubai.2

  • Lileane Liang Xu1
  • Anthony Minh Tien Chau2

  • 1 Orthopaedics, Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 Neurosurgery, Macquarie Neurosurgery, Sydney, NSW.


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