[IRTalk] An Expanded Approach to Evaluating Open Access Journals: Journal of Scholarly Publishing: Vol 47, No 4

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Fri Jul 15 10:33:29 SAST 2016

The advent of open access publishing necessitates evaluating the quality of
a plethora of new journals. The problem of ensuring quality is inherent in
the benefits and goals of open access publishing, which attempts to
establish a system for reporting research findings that is inclusive and
expeditious. However, inclusivity and speed may run counter to the goals of
quality and reliability, and the pressure for researchers to publish
creates incentives to participate in a fraudulent system.

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