Don’t be a sucker: Open Access (OA) predatory journals

With the steady rise of Open Access (OA) publishing models, it can be tricky to know which journals are legitimate. If you’re a researcher, then you’ve undoubtedly been spammed by a representative from some alleged OA publisher, asking for submissions.

Before sending your research to any publisher, take a second and review the group’s status:

For a review of the OA movement, check out Mikael Laakso et al’s 2011 PLoSOne review.

Laakso M, Welling P, Bukvova H, Nyman L, Björk B-C, et al. 2011 The Development of Open Access Journal Publishing from 1993 to 2009. PLoS ONE 6(6):e20961. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0020961

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