-4

Can anybody explain why someone who is editor of a reputable journal also act simultaneously as an editor for a potentially predatory journal?

2
  • 2
    Voting to close because Arun Bansil is likely the only person who can really answer this. – Stella Biderman Feb 25 '18 at 20:23
  • I’ve edited the question to focus on the central issue. Calling out an individual editor in such a manner is inflammatory. – aeismail Feb 26 '18 at 0:21
7

We cannot know if this is really the case, but many disreputable publishers surreptitiously list well known scientists in their editorial boards, without asking their consent.

3

The editor is the only person that knows for sure. Some possibilities (note I do not know if ikpress is a flaky publisher - I'm simply assuming it is):

  • He doesn't think ikpress is a flaky publisher. Compare Frontiers and MDPI, both publishers that were included on Beall's list that also had established academics defending them.
  • He isn't aware ikpress is a flaky publisher.
  • He doesn't care that ikpress is a flaky publisher (for whatever reason).
  • He doesn't know he's listed as an editor, or he might have tried to be "unlisted" but the publisher has been slow at removing him.
2
  • Why you do not enter into the key issue? that is, what is reputation? – M. A. Grado-Caffaro Feb 25 '18 at 23:45
  • 1
    I don't see how reputation is relevant? – Allure Feb 25 '18 at 23:49

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.