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Publication Quality + Evaluation

About Predatory Publishers

There is no one standard definition of what constitutes a "predatory publisher," but generally they are those publishers who charge a fee for the publication of material without providing the publication services an author would expect such as peer review and editing (commercial and non-predatory publishers also often charge authors fees, though they should be more transparent about what purpose those fees serve.) Such a business model aiming for quantity over quality perpetuates bad research in general and exploits both the Open Access publishing model, and academics' need to publish to further their careers.

 

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"Predatory journals: no definition, no defence"

Nature 576, 210-212 (2019)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-019-03759-y

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