New publishing 'approach'

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Allo V Psycho
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New publishing 'approach'

Post by Allo V Psycho » Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:24 pm

Anyone come across this? in my opinion it looks like 'recycle your article with a different title, and pay us to publish it'

Cheers,

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Re: New publishing 'approach'

Post by Bird on a Fire » Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:53 pm

I've had them about past theses/dissertations, and my PhD title, and IIRC an article. Not sure if it was that specific company, but something like it.

The pressure to produce a publications list to be weighed rather than read probably makes those kinds of things quite attractive, e.g. if I had an unpublished dissertation I could make it look like a paper instead. Or I guess you could just send them a load of bobbins, à la "Get me off your f.cking mailing list".
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Re: New publishing 'approach'

Post by Chris Preston » Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:59 am

Allo V Psycho wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:24 pm
Anyone come across this? in my opinion it looks like 'recycle your article with a different title, and pay us to publish it'

Cheers,

AvP
Looks like a glossy science magazine for more popular consumption where you pay for an article about your research included.
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Re: New publishing 'approach'

Post by AMS » Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:08 pm

This bit is key, I feel.
Some of the services we provide are paid for, this means there is a cost to you if you decide to take part.

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