Uploading garbage files to the DOI system of a journal: A new type of misconduct

Kyu Won Jung, Elizabeth Wager, Sun Huh

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We report an unusual case in which garbage files were uploaded to the DOI system of a Korean scholarly journal (Journal of Educational Evaluation of Health Professions). This was a deliberate attack to disrupt the journal so that the DOI pages were directed to an invalid page. It was a mysterious type of attack that had never previously occurred in the DOI system. This behaviour can therefore be considered as a new type of misconduct. From the legal viewpoint, this action may be considered a criminal offence, under Korean law, to disrupt a national institute which publishes a journal on the basis of its constituting interference with a government office in the execution of its duties. We report this strange case so that publishers and editors can be alert to this new type of cyber-crime and to help them prevent any reoccurrence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-280
Number of pages6
JournalLearned Publishing
Volume27
Issue number4
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StatePublished - 2014 Jan 1

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Jung, Kyu Won ; Wager, Elizabeth ; Huh, Sun. / Uploading garbage files to the DOI system of a journal : A new type of misconduct. In: Learned Publishing. 2014 ; Vol. 27, No. 4. pp. 275-280.
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Uploading garbage files to the DOI system of a journal : A new type of misconduct. / Jung, Kyu Won; Wager, Elizabeth; Huh, Sun.

In: Learned Publishing, Vol. 27, No. 4, 01.01.2014, p. 275-280.

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