Elsevier publishes fake journal promoting Merck drugs
This is really outrageous if true and ought to lead to some serious consequences for Elsevier. An online magazine called The Scientist has reported that Elsevier published a two-off fake journal with reprinted and summarized articles that presented data favorable to Merck products. And that’s all that was in these journals. They were made to look like Elsevier’s peer-reviewed, indexed scientific journals, but were neither.
(Note: the link above goes to a blogged version of the article that bypasses the requirement to register on the website.)