Illegitimate Journals and How to Stop Them: An Interview with Kelly Cobey and Larissa Shamseer - The Scholarly Kitchen
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"The term ‘predatory journal’ was coined by Jeffrey Beall to describe publishing entities masquerading as typical journals but failing to uphold expected best practice standards. He chose “predatory” to reflect the intentionally deceptive nature of these journals. For instance, these entities may claim to use peer review, but based on several ‘stings’ we know they do not; they may claim to be open access but don’t seem to follow the tenets of open access publishing laid out in the Bethesda Statement (i.e., appropriate copyright for re-use and derivatives, published in a suitable electronic format, or deposited in repositories). Further, they are known to use aggressive tactics and trickery to solicit manuscripts from authors."