Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Predatory Publishers

One of the consequences of the growth in open access on-line publishing is the proliferation of what have been called ‘predatory publishers’. These are commercial ventures that attempt to attract scholars to publish with them and to attend ‘academic’ conferences. Most academics regularly receive invitations from these operations.
Jeffrey Beall has developed a website dedicated to the phenomenon.
He provides criteria for assessing whether a publisher is genuine, and keeps a list of dubious publishers.

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