Your Own Journal?

Judd Jones jov at picoflop.epm.ornl.gov
Mon Aug 2 16:27:21 EST 1993


(Not sure what group this should go to...)

Suppose I wanted to be the Editor-in-Chief of some journal, say,
The International Journal of What's-Hot-in-Washington-This-Year.

Sure would look good on my CV. May be a good marketing tool, too.

Suppose I appoint a bunch of my friends to the Editorial Board (looks
good on their CV's, too), they send me some manuscripts, and I
run them down to the local printing press. I could sell individual
subscriptions for $95, institutional subscriptions for $295, and
probably not even lose money.

As long as I pay taxes, it's legal. 

Are there ethical issues involved? Professional issues? Or is it all
caveat emptor?

judd jones - oak ridge national lab -- jonesjp at ornl.gov



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