Perilous Terra Incognita—Open-Access Journals / Richard Balon

Jeffrey Beall's bookmarks 2014-02-16


Abstract:The author focuses on a new rapidly spreading practice of publication in open-access journals. The pros and cons of open-access journals are discussed. Publishing in these journals may be cost prohibitive for educators and junior faculty members. Some authors may be lured by the ease of publishing in open-access journals (and their, at times, inflated self-description, e.g., “international”, “scientific”), and their possibly valuable contributions will escape the attention of Academic Psychiatry readership in the vast sea of open-access journals. The readership may be flooded with a large number of low-quality articles (maybe not even properly peer-reviewed) from open-access journals. It may take some time to sort out what is and what is not relevant and useful. Open-access publishing represents a problematic and controversial practice and may be associated with a conflict of interest for the editors and publishers of these journals


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Tags: oa.predatory

Date tagged:

02/16/2014, 08:23

Date published:

02/16/2014, 03:23