Last week we learned about the strange goings-on at two journals edited by the autism researcher, Johnny Matson. Matson and his team ‘stepped down’ after accusations of improper peer review processes.
This reminded me of another case of unusual behavior at an academic journal: Surgical Neurology International (SNI), published by Medknow/Wolters Kluwer. I’ve been meaning to blog about this for a while, and now seems like a good time.
The story of SNI is rather more complex than the Mats