Tuesday, 23 June 2009

El$evier Does It Again

The company that brought you the cash for publication scandal is at it again.  This time it is a cash for review scandal.  It is hardly surprising that El$evier does not publish a journal of business ethics.  El$evier does have a statement of ethical guidelines.  These guidelines include the statement:

"We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, Elsevier will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful to editors. Finally, we are working closely with other publishers and industry associations to set standards for best practices on ethical matters ..."

I leave it up to you to judge how diligently El$sevier apply their guidelines.