[ RadSafe ] This "radiation journal" that probably doesn't exist

Bjorn Cedervall bcradsafers at hotmail.com
Fri Apr 15 17:13:31 CDT 2011

I have cast a first look at your paper and also made a first comment to it but that was not my question (see the subject line).
My question was not a "schoolboy joke" - it was instead a question that must be very easy for you to answer - about the status of European Journal of Biology and Bioelectromagnetics". Does it exist? As I understand it you are one of the founders of the journal.
Three of your references in the ECRR 2010 book are from this journal. How can people find those references?
Am I doing "schoolboy jokes" by asking this question?
My personal initiative only,
Bjorn Cedervall
PS. Thanks to the RadSafer who did some search and at least found a frozen version of the journal but is there more than a fossil somewhere?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: radsafe-bounces at agni.phys.iit.edu on behalf of Bjorn Cedervall
> Sent: Wed 13/04/2011 01:46
> To: RadSafers Forum; radsafe at agni.phys.iit.edu
> Subject: [ RadSafe ] This "radiation journal" that probably doesn't exist
> Yesterday I posted the following:
> "Notice - under 1.4 Editorial Boards (current) at:
> http://www.llrc.org/misc/subtopic/cvbusby.pdf
> Sort of interesting..."
> I am surprised that almost no Radsafer reacted - because:
> This "journal" (European Journal of Biology and Bioelectromagnetics) was to my knowledge never found in scientific library.
> CB probably was a cofounder of the corresponding website. 
> The "articles" were probably only peer reviewed by the authors themselves - CB had at least about half a dozen articles there (including uranium-DNA stuff). If I recall correctly - one was coauthored with Roger Coghill - a phenomenon himself with Kirlian photography and other "unusual stuff". The sample article of the "journal" was by Roger Coghill BTW.
> Three of the CB articles have been used in the ECRR report (by CB, Bertell et al.).
> The website ( http://www.ebab.eu.com/ ) seems to be gone - the articles can according to my understanding not be found at scientific libraries.
> CB:s CV states that he is a current editor of the "journal".
> Wakeford wrote about this mess as it was in Febr. 2008:
> "As a brief aside, it is of some interest that, possibly in an effort to counter the criticism that he does not submit his work to be technically assessed for suitability for publication in the peerreviewed scientific literature, Chris Busby has recently had a rash of papers 'published' in the 'web-journal', European Biology and Bioelectromagnetics (www.ebab.eu.com) -a curious
> entity that was launched in 2005 and claims to publish peer-reviewed papers, but which,
> after five issues of Volume 1, appears to have run out of steam after Issue 1 of Volume 2
> in 2006. I shall let you be the judge of just what might be going on here by pointing out
> that Busby, a member of the Editorial Board, is an author of no fewer than eight papers in
> the currently existing (as of February 2008) six issues of the journal! European Biology and
> Bioelectromagnetics raises another important matter that I cannot pursue here, and that is
> the question of what should constitute the recognised scientific literature and how any given
> journal can be inferred reasonably to be a part of this literature. This is a complex question
> that goes to the heart of what the public might consider to be a genuine scientific (rather than,
> say, political) publication."
> Source:
> http://iopscience.iop.org/0952-4746/28/1/E03/pdf/0952-4746_28_1_E03.pdf

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