[Taxacom] Google takes on peer reviewed journals?

Dr. David Campbell amblema at bama.ua.edu
Wed Feb 11 10:37:55 CST 2009

> 	As long as big journals provide a useful service, this tool will
> only enhance their effectiveness. But the more they take months to
> review our publications, and the more they give unqualified reviews,
> and the more they force us to clear irrelevant hurdles prior to
> publication, and the more they lock up our works behind fees and
> copyright transfers, the more this tool will provide an alternative
> to their services. 

Unfortunately, it also facilitates making bogus work look credible.  
Try a web search for "Journal of Scientific" to see some of what's 
already available if you want to publish claims that smoking is safe, 
the earth is young, etc.  

Dr. David Campbell
425 Scientific Collections Building
Department of Biological Sciences
Biodiversity and Systematics
University of Alabama, Box 870345
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0345  USA

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