[Irtalk] Better understanding predatory publishers - C&RL News | Mobile

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Tue Mar 10 09:36:34 SAST 2015

If you have even a fleeting interest in the evolving landscape of scholarly
communication, you’ve probably heard of predatory open access (OA)
journals. *These are OA journals that exist for the sole purpose of profit,
not the dissemination of high-quality research findings and furtherance of
knowledge.* These predators generate profits by charging author fees, also
known as article processing charges (APCs), that far exceed the cost of
running their low-quality, flyby-night operations.

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