December 9, 2011

U-Colorado librarian issues List of Predatory, Open-Access Publishers

Jeffrey Beall, Metadata Librarian / Assistant Professor at Auraria Library, University of Colorado Denver, recently issued the 2012 edition of his List of Predatory, Open-Access Publishers.

From his introduction:

Predatory, open-access publishers are those that unprofessionally exploit the author-pays model of open-access publishing (Gold OA) for their own profit. Typically, these publishers spam professional email lists, broadly soliciting article submissions for the clear purpose of gaining additional income. Operating essentially as vanity presses, these publishers typically have a low article acceptance threshold, with a false-front or non-existent peer review process. Unlike professional publishing operations, whether subscription-based or ethically-sound open access, these predatory publishers add little value to scholarship, pay little attention to digital preservation, and operate using fly-by-night, unsustainable business models.
Posted by stemp003 at December 9, 2011 3:17 PM
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