Journal of Proteomics, what the...?!?!?!?!?

Mar 21 2014 Published by under Careers, Life

Since posting this, Elsevier has responded that the images will be removed. Hopefully they will also put mechanisms in place to ensure this doesn't occur again.

This morning via the twits I became aware of two graphical abstracts published by the Journal of Proteomics. You can find them here and here.

What the fuck?!?!?

Who the hell at the journal, publisher (I'm looking at you Elsevier), and European Proteomics Association thinks this is okay?

Stop it. And get rid of those images.

[UPDATE] The Lab and Field has already posted on this. Also, author of those two papers gave this reply to a complaint from @madamscientist.

[UPDATE 2] Jonathan Eisen weighed in on his blog and with a storify.

[UPDATE 3} And based on the journal EIC's response to Joshua Drew, it's not hard to see how these images were allowed to be published. Full text of this nopology here.

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