Open Access Predatory Journal Sting – Worse than we expected

Hyenas from the Lion King, Disney-ABC Productions

Hyenas from the Lion King, Disney-ABC Productions

A recent scientific sting operration of sorts was carried out by John Bohannon wherein he faked a sciectific article along with some collaborators from Harvard and submitted a number of “pay to publish” open access journals – the results were as he described “worse than he expected”.   University of Colorado -Denver Librarian Jeffrey Beal has been warning about these predatory publishers for some time now and keeps a list of to assist in avoiding them.  Read more here from NPR.

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