Yet more on Elsevier’s fake journals

But wait… there’s more:

Scientific publishing giant Elsevier put out a total of six publications between 2000 and 2005 that were sponsored by unnamed pharmaceutical companies and looked like peer reviewed medical journals, but did not disclose sponsorship, the company has admitted… Elsevier declined to provide the names of the sponsors of these titles, according to the company spokesperson… last week, Elsevier indicated that it had no plans of looking into the matter further, but that decision has apparently been reversed.

“We are currently conducting an internal review but believe this was an isolated practice from a past period in time,” Hansen continued in the Elsevier statement. “It does not reflect the way we operate today. The individuals involved in the project have long since left the company. I have affirmed our business practices as they relate to what defines a journal and the proper use of disclosure language with our employees to ensure this does not happen again.”

I guess they’re saying “mistakes were made.”

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