Current and potential cyber attacks on medical journals; guidelines for improving security

Published: 3 December 2016
Author(s): Mehdi Dadkhah, Seyed Amin Hosseini Seno, Glenn Borchardt
Section: Review Article

At the moment, scholarly publishing is faced with much academic misconduct and threats such as predatory journals, hijacked journals, phishing, and other scams. In response, we have been discussing this misconduct and trying to increase the awareness of researchers, but it seems that there is a lack of research that presents guidelines for editors to help them protect themselves against these threats. It seems that information security is missing in some parts of scholarly publishing that particularly involves medical journals.