Predatory Publishers Threaten to Erode Scholarly Communication

Beall, Jeffrey Predatory Publishers Threaten to Erode Scholarly Communication. Science Editor, 2013, vol. 36, n. 1, pp. 18-19. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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English abstract

Predatory open-access (OA) publishers—the ones that exploit the gold (author pays)publishing model for their own profit— threaten the reputation of rigorously peer-reviewed OA journals. Many OA advocates singularly champion the open licensing of scholarly works but largely ignore the emerging serious quality issues. The result is an ever-increasing number of low-quality and even corrupt publishers, many of whom self-identify as noble for merely functioning as OA publishers—an identification that far too many OA advocates support.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: predatory publishers, scholarly publishing, corrupt practices
Subjects: E. Publishing and legal issues. > EB. Printing, electronic publishing, broadcasting.
Depositing user: Jeffrey Beall
Date deposited: 18 Jun 2014 20:00
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:31
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/23264

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