Trust is important in any industry. When it comes to publishing scientific and academic journals, it couldn’t be more important. The Scholarly Kitchen brought this interesting and important topic to our attention in their article, “Revisiting — Compliance: The Coming Storm.”
A high level of trust is essential to ensure publication and sharing of research results. However, the amount of unethical research is increasing, and “predatory” journals have been appearing rapidly over the past decade. Although publishing practices vary by discipline or region, common ethical standards exist to ensure peer-reviewed journals can be trusted at the highest level.
In 2013, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued policy guidance to agencies in the form of the OSTP memorandum on “Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research”. The “zero embargo” scenario has been a concern of publishers for the past decade. The bigger discussion is around compliance of this policy.
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