Examples of commercial publisher decisions without consultation with academic editors
Please post more examples illustrating the potential danger present with non-scholarly owned journals. Here is the list I am aware of:
OA journal Nutrients owned by MDPI:
- Open-access journal editors resign after alleged pressure to publish mediocre papers.
- Aberdeen researcher ‘washes her hands’ of overbearing publisher
- Relevant Twitter Thread.
OA journal Frontiers:
- Multiple cases mentioned: Editor sacked over rejection rate: “not inline with Frontiers core principles”
Wiley's Diversity & Distributions:
- Decision to charge $2200 to publish with no waivers for students or those without funds, Twitter thread
Central European Journal of Mathematics by de Gruyter:
- In 2014 it started operating according to a gold open access model. In protest, the editor-in-chief and the quasi-totality of the editorial board resigned and, in August 2014, established a new journal, the European Journal of Mathematics.