Another Elsevier Scandal
Found another Elsevier scandal. From a year ago.
Basically, it is to do with a scientific journal, published by Elsevier, which has one of the highest impact factor amongst mathematics research journals. Problem is, one of the most prolific writers of the journal is also the editor in chief who has a cult following. This would explain the inflated citation count.
To be honest, it is an acknowledged fact that many editors and writers/researchers play this game, so I’m not really surprised. I’m just surprised that Elsevier is involved in this when they are the ones behind Scopus.
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