Serhiy Kozmenko's guest post was published on the Cabells blog

April 21, 2020

We are pleased to announce that the “Guest Post: A Symbiosis of Predatory Journals and Authors: Is This Possible?” by Dr. Serhiy Kozmenko, (co-founder of the publishing company, Business Perspectives) was published on the Cabells blog on the 16th of April 2020.

“The illustration in the Nature article depicts a wolf (i.e. a predator) in sheep’s clothing, rendered as an academic journal. But is a researcher always the obedient prey of a predator? Is he or she always a sheep? The vast majority of authors likely fall victim to predatory outfits because of their own incompetence or lack of discrimination. But not all authors are sheep.

There is a group of authors who, from time to time, consciously manipulate data or submit dubious results. Grimes, Bauch, and Ioannidis call them unethical authors.

Among these unethical authors are ‘parasite authors’ who deliberately seek symbiosis with predatory journals.”