Following on from my post this morning, it now appears that Melba Ketchum's paper sequencing the Bigfoot Genome has now been published. It appears that the two separate journals DeNovo and Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Exploration in Zoology are actually one and the same, and although no explanation for why the second of these two titles is now being published by the former, and that Scolastica are now out of the picture is, I suppose, none of our business.
The backlash against the credibility of this new journal, has spread. Loren writes:
Breaking update: The paper has been published. But there are some major problems that are being revealed with the publication in which this paper is appearing. Number one that the “journal” (or website) is new, apparently purchased as a way to get the paper published. The domain date is February 4, 2013. Not enough time for any credible peer-reviewing under the editorship of a new journal. Is this vanity publishing? Is this scientific suicide?
One has to agree with him. To self-publish something of this magnitude in an unknown journal would seem to be rather unwise. I have not yet received an answer from Dr Ketchum or anyone else at DeNovo, replying to my request for press access. However, once again I seem to have been overtaken by events. Because it has now, allegedly, been published. I do, however, have one question.
WHERE THE BLOODY HELL IS IT?
If you go to the Journal Page on their website, its all very nicely laid out, but where is the journal? Where is the link to read or buy a copy? I expect that I am just being dumb here, but please can someone let me know...