US open access mandate must not benefit grifters | Times Higher Education (THE)

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"I fully endorse the principle that publicly funded research should be freely available to everyone. But my recent experiences with open access “publishers” suggest we should take great care with how the mandate is implemented in practice.

I first became aware of so-called predatory publishers through their incessant email spamming despite oft-repeated requests to unsubscribe me. But after a paper of mine was rejected by several more mainstream journals, I decided to conduct a controlled experiment with the spammers...."


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Date tagged:

11/17/2022, 15:49

Date published:

11/17/2022, 10:49