For $1,200, anyone can publish junk science

The title “VEGF proliferation in cardiac cells contributes to vascular declension” may sound like rubbish to any cardiologist, but to the publishers who bought the once reputable Experimental and Clinical Cardiology journal, it means cha-ching. In an investigation on predatory publishers, the Ottawa Citizen saw its spoof submission make print in the journal after paying $1,200.