Trends in Questionable Journal Publishing: A Year in Review

Brin, Lise and Goddard, Lisa (2014) Trends in Questionable Journal Publishing: A Year in Review. In: Atlantic Provinces Library Association Annual Conference, June 3-6, 2014, Moncton, New Brunswick. (Unpublished)

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It’s been a busy year in the world of questionable scholarly journal publishers. Major players included Jeffrey Beall and his ongoing and ever-increasing “predatory publisher” list, a large number of new Open Access journals, a widely cited Science investigative report into the quality of peer review in OA journals, the announcement of DOAJ’s improved standards and a new “DOAJ Seal,” and a call for more involvement from the OASPA (Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association). In response to this growing area of debate and concern within scholarly communications, academic libraries and librarians are increasing their knowledge and support for faculty who are navigating the choppy and unknown waters of journal and publisher assessment. We will discuss the ramifications surrounding the various events from the past year and propose strategies for going forward, both at an institutional level and beyond.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Item ID: 6423
Keywords: open access publishing; Gold OA; scholarly communications; predatory publishers
Department(s): Memorial University Libraries
Date: 5 June 2014
Date Type: Completion

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