If a researcher is approached by a ‘publisher’ to submit an article, book or conference paper it is important to check the background of the publisher to ensure they publish high quality material.
- Beall’s List of Predatory publishers
- Beyond Beall’s List: We need a better understanding of predatory publishing without overstating its size and danger
- Scholarly Open Access blog – exposes predatory publishers
- Combining Fake Journals with Fake Conferences
- Blinded by scientific gobbledygook – Bad chemistry: How fake research journals are scamming the science community – interesting expose on predatory journal publishing
- Predatory journals and defective peer review are general academic problems, not just open access problems