Jeffrey Beall

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"Predatory" Open-Access Scientific Journals Threaten Academic Reputations

Aimee Hosler | | April 9, 2013

On the World Wide Web where virtually anyone can publish almost anything, it can be difficult to validate the authority of information and sources. Now, as the worlds of traditional scholarly publishing and open access (OA) journals intersect, it may be more difficult than ever. Read More »

Explaining Open Access Journals With The Language Of Math (For Those Who Like That Sort Of Thing)

Jill Cirasella | Open Access @ CUNY | April 22, 2013

In my experience, the #1 confusion about open access journals (that is, “gold” open access journals, or journals that are made fully and immediately open access by their publishers) is the meaning of the word “open.”  Some mistakenly think that “open” has to do with how easy it is to publish in those journals.  But that is decidedly not the case... Read More »

New Resource Aims To Provide Quality Insight Into OA Resources

Sian Harris | Research Information | April 24, 2014

Ever since the concept of open-access journals began gathering steam, the question of journal quality has been an issue for sceptics and advocates alike. It has become a normal part of our daily lives to delete emails inviting submissions to a new open-access journal with obscure origins and questionable relevance to the email recipient.

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Nurturing The Open Access Ecosystem

Marina Kukso | PLoS | September 13, 2012

In the last post of a short series reflecting on the Getting in the Access Loop webinar organised by the Humanitarian Centre, HIFA2015 and PLOS, Marina Kukso discusses the challenges faced by the Open Access movement as it comes of age. Read More »

Open Access: Credit Where Credit Is Due

Bob O'Hara | The Guardian | October 26, 2012

The monetary incentive for author-pays journals is towards accepting as many papers as possible, which obiously conflicts with the reputational incentive of only accepting "good" papers Read More »

Scientific Articles Accepted (Personal Checks, Too)

Gina Kolata | New York Times | April 7, 2013

The scientists who were recruited to appear at a conference called Entomology-2013 thought they had been selected to make a presentation to the leading professional association of scientists who study insects. Read More »

“Innovating the Gutenberg Galaxis. The Role of Peer Review and Open Access”, AE 2016 Conference, Mainz, 27-28 January 2016

Event Details
January 27, 2016 - 2:00am - January 28, 2016 - 2:00am

This 2-days conference is jointly supported by the COST Actions PEERE New Frontiers of Peer Review  and KNOWeSCAPE Analyzing the dynamics of information and knowledge landscapes. The conference will investigate the role of peer review and open access in university knowledge  dissemination and evaluation...

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