A cautionary tale

A colleague reminded me the other day of predatory journals. These types of journals look to take advantage of new scholars looking to publish. They are difficult to detect and, well who doesn’t like receiving an email offering to publish a presentation. Luckily, Jeffrey Beall has amassed Criteria for Determining Predatory Open-Access Publishers. Please have a read through from time to time and ahead of submitting to a journal you are unfamiliar with.

Sources for further reading:

Scholarly Open Access Critical analysis of scholarly open-access publishing (Jeffrey Beall blog)

Research Intelligence – ‘Predators’ who lurk in plain cite (THE)

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