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Predatory Open Access Publishers: Articles

This is an information resource for the those who attended our Predatory Publishing Panel.


Beall, J. (2012). Predatory publishers are corrupting open access. Nature, 489(7415), 179-179.

Beall, J. (2013). Unethical Practices in Scholarly, Open-Access Publishing. Journal of Information Ethics, 22(1), 11. Available through the library's database collection.

Berger, M., & Cirasella, J. (2015). Beyond Beall’s List Better understanding predatory publishers. College & Research Libraries News, 76(3), 132-135.

Bohannon, J. (2013). Who’s afraid of peer review. Science, 342(6154).

Butler, D. (2013). The dark side of publishing. Nature, 495(7442), 433-435.

Committee on Publication Ethics (2015). Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. Retrieved from:

Committee on Publication Ethics (2015). Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Publishers. Retrieved from:

Inside Higher Ed (2014). Journal accepts profanity-laden joke paper . Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved from

Open Access Scholarly Publishers' Association (n.d.). Code of Conduct. Retrieved from:

Sorokowski, P., Kulczycki, E., Sorokowska, A., & Pisanski, K. Predatory journals recruit fake editor. Nature 543, 481–483 (23 March 2017) doi:10.1038/543481a. Retrieved from

Suber, P. (2015). Open Access Overview. Retrieved from:

Laine, C., Winker, M. A. (2017). Identifying Predatory or Pseudo-Journals. World Association of Medical Editors (WAME). Retrieved from

Xia, J., Harmon, J. L., Connolly, K. G., Donnelly, R. M., Anderson, M. R., & Howard, H. A. (2015). Who publishes in “predatory” journals?. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 66(7), 1406-1417. Available through the library's database collection.


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