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