Open season on academics: My brush with predatory publishing

Jeffrey Beall's bookmarks 2014-04-01


One morning I opened my email to find that I had become editor-in-chief of an academic journal. Well, ‘chief editor’ to be precise. This came as a surprise. It was not something I could recall applying for, and the journal was outside my areas of expertise. I had received a message from a prospective author who wanted to know if it was normal practice to send $100USD after acceptance in order to secure publication – and, after some Googling, why was my affiliation different from the institution listed on the journal’s website? - See more at:


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04/01/2014, 11:54

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04/01/2014, 07:54