Last year, the world of open access scientific publishing was shaken by the Bohannon “sting operation.” The journalist behind it denounced the slapdash peer review practices that became apparent when he succeeded in getting a fake article accepted for publication in certain open access journals. During Open Access Week 2013, Agnès Henri, editorial director at EDP Sciences, reacted to this affair.
“There is no difference between the role of publishers of subscription journals and publishers in open access,” Agnès Henri makes clear from the start. The scientific publishing house, EDP Sciences, uses both classic and open access systems. And both have the obligation to be equally conscientious. She concedes, however, that gold open access has opened the door to misuse by predatory publishers.
The second evening of Open Access Week 2013 in Paris took place at EHESS and focused on the theme of open access for research.
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