Predatory

Daina Bouquin

daina.bouquin@cfa.harvard.edu

I get emails like this:

Encourage Criticism.

 

Don't Scaremonger.

Predatory

 

  1. Relating to or denoting an animal or animals preying naturally on others.
     
  2. Seeking to exploit or oppress others.

Fake journals are vectors for pseudoscience.

 

The public (and anyone inexperienced) may not be able to distinguish the offerings of predatory publications from legitimate publications.

What if it's not even trying to be a journal?

Grey areas

What if it's not even trying to be a journal?

Grey areas

Same mailing address

When is it necessary to have a more centralized message about predatory publishing models?

 

What should the library's role be in promoting new OA journals?

 

How do we start discussions with administrators who pay the fees?

Questions

Predatory

By Daina Bouquin

Predatory

Short presentation on the evolution of predatory publishing given at Harvard's Science Libraries Council. April 30, 2020.

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