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Predatory Publishers, Publishing on Demand, Vanity Presses
Online publishing has greatly increased an author's ability to desminate his or her research to a larger audience. Unfortunately, it has also increased the opportunity for published "research" that does not meet the definitions of academic scholarship. Predatory publishing practices and vanity presses are sometimes hard to identify. The link below provides information that may help you to avoid publications and publishers that are not reputable.
Beyond Beall’s List Better understanding predatory publishers
article from College & Research Libraries News that examines the Beall's List and offers some thoughtful comments and observations. Beall's List is no longer available.
According to the website, "Think. Check. Submit. is a campaign to help researchers identify trusted
journals for their research. It is a simple checklist researchers can use to assess the credentials of a journal or publisher."
Cabell's New Predatory Journal Blacklist: A Review
In this review of Cabell's Journal Blacklist product, the author provides some additional insights and thoughts about predatory publishing.
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