B – Self-publishing of Croatian editors

Bošnjak L, Puljak L, Vukojević K, et al. Analysis of a number and type of publications that editors publish in their own journals: case study of scholarly journals in Croatia. Scientometrics 2011;86:227-233
(doi: 10.1007/s11192-010-0207-7)

This article analysed a number of articles of scholarly Croatian journals to assess how often the editors published their own research articles in their own journals (self-publishing). Although the majority of editors did not misuse their journals for scientific publishing and academic promotion and extreme self-publishing cases were rare, none of the journals had any stated policy on the publications and management of submissions. A greater transparency for the conflict of interests of the editors is needed.