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Warning re open access publishing


From academic librarian Jeffrey Beall here:

Potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access publishers
This is a list of questionable, scholarly open-access publishers. We recommend that scholars read the available reviews, assessments and descriptions provided here, and then decide for themselves whether they want to submit articles, serve as editors or on editorial boards. The criteria for determining predatory publishers are here.

We hope that tenure and promotion committees can also decide for themselves how importantly or not to rate articles published in these journals in the context of their own institutional standards and/or geocultural locus. We emphasize that journal publishers and journals change in their business and editorial practices over time. This list is kept up-to-date to the best extent possible but may not reflect sudden, unreported, or unknown enhancements. More.

The big problem is, someone needs to come up with a system that enables public access to good science.

But then “good science” can’t mean just whatever some science bloat is fronting.

We need a Nobel Prize for information theory, to start.

See also: Scenes from the life of open access

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