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Emerald/MCB duplication update Phil Davis 07 Jan 2005 19:43 UTC

January 7, 2005.  For immediate release and apologies for cross posting:

Article duplication in Emerald/MCB journals is more extensive than first
reported:  Possible conflicts of financial and functional interests are

Letter to the editor of Library Resources & Technical Services.  Submitted
January 7th, 2005, expected publication v. 49, no. 4 (Summer 2005).

Philip M. Davis
Life Sciences Librarian, Cornell University

Article duplication within Emerald/MCB publications is more extensive than
first reported.  It has now been identified in 72 journals spanning a
period from 1975 to 2003.  This letter will address updates to the initial
findings and react to Emerald's response.  It will investigate the
relationships between Emerald, MCB and Barmarick Publications, and shed
light on possible conflicts of interest in management functioning
simultaneously as owners, editors and authors.  Is this a case where
commercial interests have outweighed editorial independence?

Download draft manuscript from:

Philip Davis, Life Sciences Bibliographer
Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-7192 ;  (607) 255-0318 fax