I’ll surely be mentioning this when I moderate the panel “Human Factors in Data Quality” at the 2013 MIT Chief Data Officer & Information Quality Symposium this July.
But some researchers are now raising the alarm about what they see as the proliferation of online journals that will print seemingly anything for a fee. They warn that nonexperts doing online research will have trouble distinguishing credible research from junk. “Most people don’t know the journal universe,” Dr. Goodman said. “They will not know from a journal’s title if it is for real or not.”