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Finding More Information
There are lot of articles on the various aspects of this complex topic. In this space, we will provide links to some of those as well as other useful library guides.
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Navigating the Jungle- Choose Wisely and Avoid Predators
Marketing via Email Solicitation by Predatory (and Legitimate) Journals: An Evaluation of Quality, Frequency and Relevance
Burggren, W. & Madasu, D. K. & Hawkins, K. S. & Halbert, M., (2018) “Marketing via Email Solicitation by Predatory (and Legitimate) Journals: An Evaluation of Quality, Frequency and Relevance”, Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication 6(1), p.eP2246. doi: https://doi.org/10.7710/2162-3309.2246
The Price for "Predatory' Publishing? $50 Million
The Federal Trade Commission accused Omics International, a publisher in India, of operating hundreds of questionable scientific journals. A federal judge agreed.
Publish and Don't be Damned: Some journals that claim to screen academic papers with rigorous peer review do not do so
June, 2018 article from the Economist, good overview of issues associated with deceptive journals and their practices.
These Professors Don’t Work for a Predatory Publisher. It Keeps Claiming They Do
Chronicle of Higher Education article on the deceptive practices with editorial boards of some journals (August, 2018)
Why Beall’s List Died — and What It Left Unresolved About Open Access
Chronicle of Higher Education article explaining what happened to Beall's list of predatory journals died (Sept, 2017)
Journal Selection and Evaluation
Questionable Book Publishing
Cognella offers textbook publishing at a significant cost to students with no editorial or peer review. The textbooks are not open access.
Open Access and Article Processing Charges
Other Useful Guides
The library has many guides on related topics which will provide additional information-
Author's Rights & Publishing Agreements
This guide has additional information on your rights as an author and how to manage those rights.
Additional information on creating and using copyrighted works on campus and beyond.
Citation Analysis & Journal Impact Factors
The field of bibliometrics is used to evaluate the impact of a scholar's work or the importance of a journal within a particular field. This guide brings together information and resources on citation analysis. Use the tabs to find out how to determine the citation count for a particular article, the impact factor of a journal, or the acceptance rate of a journal publisher.
Measuring Scholarly Impact
This guide will outline the pros and cons of impact factors, introduce you to some of the newer tools for measuring impact, and provide some tips and tricks you can use to create and manage your scholarly profile in an online environment
There is no black and white definition of predatory publishing
The nature and extent of predatory publishing is highly contested. Whilst debates have often focused defining journals and publishers as either predatory or not predatory. Kyle Siler argues that predatory publishing encompasses a spectrum of activities and that by understanding this ambiguity, we can better understand and make value judgements over where legitimacy lies in scholarly communication.