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Updated Review of Cabell’s Predatory Journal Blacklist

We’ve all heard about the market in predatory online open-access journals, with specious review processes, murky editorial boards, and uncertain longevity. But where do you go to determine if a journal publisher (or conference organizer) qualifies as “predatory”? Cabell has for several years offered a scrutiny  and review service, which Rick Anderson revisists and reviews … Continue reading Updated Review of Cabell’s Predatory Journal Blacklist

Plagiarism in Predatory Publications: A Comparative Study of Three Nursing Journals

Owens, J. K. and Nicoll, L. H. (2019), Plagiarism in Predatory Publications: A Comparative Study of Three Nursing Journals. Journal of Nursing Scholarship. doi:10.1111/jnu.12475 Conclusions This study found a substantial level of plagiarism via duplicate publications in the three analyzed predatory journals, further diluting credible scientific literature and risking the ability to synthesize evidence accurately … Continue reading Plagiarism in Predatory Publications: A Comparative Study of Three Nursing Journals

Characteristics of E-Mail Solicitations From Predatory Nursing Journals and Publishers.

Lewinski AA, Oermann MH. Characteristics of E-Mail Solicitations From Predatory Nursing Journals and Publishers J Contin Educ Nurs. 2018 Apr 1;49(4):171-177. doi: 10.3928/00220124-20180320-07.   Abstract Predatory publishers solicit manuscripts through e-mail invitations to potential authors, with the goal of enticing authors to submit a manuscript to the journal. This descriptive study examined the characteristics of … Continue reading Characteristics of E-Mail Solicitations From Predatory Nursing Journals and Publishers.

Study of Predatory Open Access Nursing Journals

Oermann et al. (2016) report on a systematic study of predatory open-access nursing journals: “There were 140 predatory nursing journals from 75 publishers. Most journals were new, having been inaugurated in the past 1 to 2 years. One important finding was that many journals only published one or two volumes and then either ceased publishing … Continue reading Study of Predatory Open Access Nursing Journals

Predatory Online Open-Access Journals: Cabell’s White/Black Lists

As readers of NursingWriting.com are familiar, a profusion of online open-access journals, many with dubious review, editing, and publishing practices and dependent on authors’ fees (rather than subscriptions) has created problems for researchers, students and clinicians. Previously, a web site run by Jeffrey Beall (ScholarlyOA) as a volunteer effort outside his day job offered frank … Continue reading Predatory Online Open-Access Journals: Cabell’s White/Black Lists

Help with Predatory Online Open-Access Journals

As some of you know, librarian Jeffrey Beall’s ScholarlyOA web site (which provided Beall’s running list of “possibly/probably predatory online journals”) was shut down earlier this year. In its absence, these suggestions are also helpful (from here: http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/49862/title/Identifying-Predatory-Publishers/ ) DECIDING WHERE TO PUBLISH Get started early. While it’s often an afterthought, consider where to submit … Continue reading Help with Predatory Online Open-Access Journals

Your Guide to Possibly/Probably Predatory Online Open-Access Journals

As regular readers of NursingWriting.com are well aware, in recent years the scholarly publishing landscape has become confused with online open-access journals whose publishers employ aggressive spam marketing and dubious peer review and publishing practices. For centuries, traditional publishers have used a subscription business model: the cost of publishing and circulation a journal is subsidized … Continue reading Your Guide to Possibly/Probably Predatory Online Open-Access Journals

Predatory Publishers Get Attention of Feds

We have reported here frequently in the past concerning the proliferation of predatory online open-access publishing operations, their use of email spam, and their adjunct conference operations. Frequently we’ve referred readers to Jeffrey Beall’s ScholarlyOA Web site. Now in a new twist it’s gotten serious: the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has taken notice. As reported … Continue reading Predatory Publishers Get Attention of Feds