The journal Statistical Papers, with editorial office at the University of Dortmund rejects all manuscript submissions if the authors do not cite papers from this Springer-published journal. The editors claim it is not about impact factor rigging.
Lulea University of Technology is a dark and violent place, according to these victim accounts. Bullying, blackmail, sexual nepotism, robbery and even threats of physical violence and suicide are not unheard of. LTU leadership seems to be part of the problem, and money plays a role.