Predatory journals recruit fake editor

@article{Sorokowski2017PredatoryJR,
  title={Predatory journals recruit fake editor},
  author={Piotr Sorokowski and Emanuel Kulczycki and Agnieszka Sorokowska and Katarzyna Pisanski},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2017},
  volume={543},
  pages={481-483}
}
An investigation finds that dozens of academic titles offered ‘Dr Fraud’ — a sham, unqualified scientist — a place on their editorial board. Katarzyna Pisanski and colleagues report. 

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