Predatory Journals and the Open Access Landscape

What is a predatory journal in the open access world? One in which the author pays to publish, rather than going through the usual rigor of peer-reviews and editorial checks. This is a growing area.

The University of Manchester’s advice which includes checks that need to be done to ensure legitimacy
http://www.openaccess.manchester.ac.uk/checkjournal/predatoryjournals/

The Manchester website advises the following checks should be done:

Jeffrey Beall’s Jeffrey Beall is a librarian and associate professor at Auraria Library at the University of Colorado, Denver. His long-standing blog, despite threats of lawsuits, has kept the librarian world continually informed.

2015 List http://scholarlyoa.com/2015/01/02/bealls-list-of-predatory-publishers-2015/
2014 List http://scholarlyoa.com/2014/01/02/list-of-predatory-publishers-2014/

 

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