‘Nepotistic journals’: a survey of biomedical journals

« Convergent analyses in different disciplines support the use of the Percentage of Papers by the Most Prolific author (PPMP) as a red flag to identify journals that can be suspected of questionable editorial practices. We examined whether this index, complemented by the Gini index, could be useful for identifying cases of potential editorial bias, using a large sample of biomedical journals. (…) »

source > biorxiv.org, Nepotistic journals’: a survey of biomedical journals Alexandre Scanff, Florian Naudet, Ioana Cristea, David Moher, Dorothy V M Bishop, Clara Locher, bioRxiv 2021.02.03.429520; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.02.03.429520