Beware of Predatory Open Access Journals!

Since we are on the topic of open access, it is important to recognize that not all open access journals are alike.

How to identify Predatory Journals

Some open access journals are predatory. That is, they may satisfy one or more of the criteria described here:

Click to access criteria-2012-2.pdf

List of Predatory Open Access Journals

Now to the list of journals. Please note that the list is by no means exhaustive (other journals could be predatory, too).

Anyhow, authors and institutions would do well to steer clear of the journals listed here:

Click to access beallslistcover.pdf

What are the implications?

The following articles should help clarify:

Sample responses of two Institutions of Higher Learning to the issue:



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