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