Students warned not to subscribe to journal “scam”

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 19 February 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b735
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1London

    Medical students are being warned not to respond to an email invitation to subscribe to a medical journal that lists the involvement on its editorial board of people who have never heard of the publication.

    The email says the journal Scientific Medicine “comprises of several top end basic science researchers, practising clinicians, medical scientists and international journal editors from across the world (mainly US, Europe and India).”

    It lists Gavin Yamey, senior editor at Public Library of Science (PloS) Medicine and formerly of the BMJ, as a member of the editorial board. The email incorrectly states that Richard Smith is still editor of …

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