Predatory publishing practices: is there life after Beall's list?

Show simple item record Nicholson, Denise Rosemary 2018-11-13T15:11:12Z 2018-11-13T15:11:12Z 2017-12
dc.identifier.issn 1058-6768
dc.description.abstract Background. Scholarly communication is an ever-evolving practice. As publishing advanced from the printed format to digital formats, new trends, practices and platforms emerged in academia. As reputable publishers adapted their business models to accommodate open access, many non-reputable publishers have emerged with questionable business models and less-than favourable or unacceptable publishing services. Objectives. This paper discusses changing trends in scholarly publishing, the advent of and problems caused by pervasive predatory publishing practices, and possible solutions. The paper also investigates possible alternatives to Beall’s list and whether a “one-stop shop” black- or white list would serve as a comprehensive tool for scholarly authors. Results. The paper concludes that there is no “one-stop shop” or comprehensive resource or guidelines available at this stage for scholarly authors to consult before publishing. It alerts scholars to be cautious and to do research about potential publishers, before submitting manuscripts for publication. Contributions. It provides recommendations and some useful resources to assist authors before they publish their works. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher WKW School of Communication & Information & NTU Libraries Nanyang Technological University en_ZA
dc.rights LIBRES is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access. The copyright of each LIBRES article is held by the author(s) of the article. en_ZA
dc.subject Predatory publishing en_ZA
dc.subject Open access publishing - Economic aspects en_ZA
dc.subject Scholarly electronic publishing - Economic aspects en_ZA
dc.subject Scholarly electronic publishing - Moral and ethical aspects en_ZA
dc.title Predatory publishing practices: is there life after Beall's list? en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA
dc.journal.volume Volume 27, Issue 2, December 2017 en_ZA
dc.journal.title Libres en_ZA
dc.description.librarian CW2018 en_ZA
dc.citation.epage p. 70 en_ZA
dc.citation.spage p. 53 en_ZA en_ZA

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