Predatory open access journals in a performance-based funding model: common journals in Bealls list and in the VABB-SHW

Rahman , A .I. M. J. and Dexters, Nele and Engels, Tim C.E. Predatory open access journals in a performance-based funding model: common journals in Bealls list and in the VABB-SHW., 2014 (Unpublished) [Report]

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This report gives the results of the comparison of Beall’s list of predatory open access journals with the VABB-SHW lists of journals – including all journals that are being or have been indexed in the Web of Science – as of July 2013. The report may facilitate the GP’s decision making. More generally, the report may raise awareness on the prevalence of predatory open access publishing in the social sciences and humanities in Flanders. The number of articles in predatory open access journals submitted to ECOOM-UAntwerpen by the universities in view of inclusion in the VABB-SHW is increasing in recent years. Whereas no publications in predatory open access journals appeared in 2000-2002, the yearly number remained below 5 in the period 2003-2009. In 2010 the number rose to 5, and then jumped to 15 in 2011 and 24 in 2012. This illustrates that in Flanders too predatory open access publishing is gaining ground. Nonetheless, the percentage of publications in predatory open access journals remains very small thus far (0.20%, the largest proportion for any year thus far, in 2012).

Item type: Report
Keywords: Predatory journals, Open access, Scholarly publishing
Subjects: A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BG. Information dissemination and diffusion.
H. Information sources, supports, channels.
Depositing user: A. I. M. Jakaria Rahman
Date deposited: 07 May 2015 08:24
Last modified: 07 May 2015 08:24


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