Internet Scientific Publications [electronic resource review]

Beall, Jeffrey Internet Scientific Publications [electronic resource review]. The Charleston Advisor, 2011, vol. 12, n. 4, pp. 39-41. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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This review critically analyzes Internet Science Publications, a one-man operation that falsely claims to be “one of the world's largest online medical publishers.” The publisher's site is merely a deceptive endeavor aimed at making money, for it is replete with advertising on every page, including ads for an anti-aging tonic the owner markets himself. Exploiting the author-pays model of Open Access publishing, Internet Science Publications charges authors upon acceptance of an article, essentially functioning as a scholarly vanity press. The analysis includes a look at libraries' policies of including records for this (and similar) publishers' e-serials in library online catalogs and questions the practice of promoting low-quality works vanity publishers make available.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Scholarly open access publishing, Gold, Internet Science Publications (firm)
Subjects: E. Publishing and legal issues. > EB. Printing, electronic publishing, broadcasting.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HP. e-resources.
Depositing user: Jeffrey Beall
Date deposited: 29 Feb 2012
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:21


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