Sylvatic and Urban Cycles of Pokérus (Pkmv) in Wild Mankey Populations

Utsugi Elm, Mattan Schlomi
2020 Zenodo  
This paper, about a fictional creature (a Pokémon) was submitted to, and accepted by, the journal Archives of Veterinary Science and Medicine. The paper is loaded with statements, explicit and implicit, that it is a fake paper about a fake creature and that the journal which published it is predatory. To directly quote it: "we encourage all scientists avoid publishing in this journal or any others by its publisher, Fortune Journals, which is clearly predatory and does not practice peer review,
more » ... ctice peer review, and remind universities that a publication here is worthless when it comes to evaluating the performance of a scientist or faculty member." While the paper was accepted, the journal requested payment to publish it, which the author was unwilling to pay. We post it here, along with the acceptance letter, as proof that AVSM is a predatory journal and that Fortune Journals is a predatory publisher.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4059035 fatcat:4fpkjzjt3vajvkmjihw4e7365i