Arch. Myriam B. Mahiques Curriculum Vitae

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

"WE call for papers." A list of predatory publishers

I've received many of those interesting invitations to publish in "great journals." I usually considered them as scams, they look serious, but when you navigate on their web pages, at some point you'll see how much you'd pay in case your paper was selected.
I was sent a link with a list, for 2013, I'm sharing the first part of the post, then follow the link to read the list:

Beall’s List of Predatory Publishers 2013

By Jeffrey Beall
Released December 4, 2012
The gold open-access model has given rise to a great many new online publishers. Many of these publishers are corrupt and exist only to make money off the author processing charges that are billed to authors upon acceptance of their scientific manuscripts.
There are two lists below. The first includes questionable, scholarly open-access publishers. Each of these publishers has a portfolio that ranges from just a few to hundreds of individual journal titles.
The second list includes individual journals that do not publish under the platform of any publisher — they are essentially independent, questionable journals.
In both cases, we recommend that researchers, scientists, and academics avoid doing business with these publishers and journals. Scholars should avoid sending article submissions to them, serving on their editorial boards or reviewing papers for them, or advertising in them. Also, tenure and promotion committees should give extra scrutiny to articles published in these journals, for many of them include instances of author misconduct.
There are still many high-quality journals available for scholars to publish in, including many that do not charge author processing fees. An additional option is author self-archiving of articles in discipline-specific and institutional repositories.
The author is grateful to the many colleagues who have shared information about potential predatory publishers. Last year’s list included 23 publishers, and this year’s has over 225, evidence of the rapid growth in the number of predatory journals and publishers. This list will be updated throughout the year at the blog Scholarly Open Access

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