Five Scholarly Open Access Publishers

Beall, Jeffrey Five Scholarly Open Access Publishers. The Charleston Advisor., 2012, vol. 13, n. 4, pp. 5-10. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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This review critically examines five international scholarly publishers that publish academic journals using the gold (author pays) Open Access model. The author-pays model is changing scholarly publishing because authors, rather than libraries or other subscribers, become the publishers' customers, an arrangement that creates a built in conflict of interest. The more articles a publisher accepts, the more revenue it earns. New gold Open Access publishers are appearing almost weekly, and many are engaged in unethical practices. The review covers four predatory publishers, Academy Publish, BioInfo, ScienceDomain International, and Scientific Research Publishing, and one legitimate publisher, AOSIS Open Journals.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: predatory open access scholarly publishers reviews
Subjects: E. Publishing and legal issues. > EZ. None of these, but in this section.
Depositing user: Jeffrey Beall
Date deposited: 04 Jun 2012
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:22


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