posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 11:55 PM
reply to post by boncho
Ever heard of guilty in absentia?
Yep, and experienced it but that is another story. Generally it applies to small cases so the fees can build up as the court system has trouble in
keeping up with society. In larger cases an adjournment is called so the facts can be assessed before incorrectly jumping to conclusions.
There is a bit going around the net about this, not sure what to make of it but some lies, rumours and inconsistencies are going around. Anyone can
start up a peer review journal and as long as there is some peer reviews it the publication is accurate. This does not mean the contents of the paper
are proven and accurate, but there is some scientific merit and proper format with its field of study and reporting.
Over time as more scientists review and reference the papers and journal, the integrity and reputation of both increase or decrease over time. There
are some pretty advanced and deep papers contained within the publications. I am not sure of the funding arrangements, but it is free to access
compared to many other journal databases that provide charges for storage, distribution and measuring reputation.
As a low cost operation it is not surprising that there maybe some administration shortfalls. Considering the potential implications from this field
of study there maybe other sources trying to attack its reputation. The peer review process is what makes or breaks a publication in the end. If bad
journals are continually published then the website will eventually die, if a strong community can be established to discuss the issues then solutions
and progress can be made as the website grows.