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Topic Primer: Predatory Publishing

On January 17, 2017, Jeffrey Beall withdrew his blog, “Scholarly Open Access:  Critical Analysis of Open Access Publishing” from the Internet, reportedly because of “threats and politics”.  Professor Beall, an academic librarian at Auraria Library, University of Colorado Denver (Jeffrey Beall, Scholarly Communications Librarian, 303-556-5936, Jeffrey.beall@ucdenver.edu) began compiling the list in 2009. In a recent…

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Introducing the Authors & Editors Blog

Authors, editors, and publishers have been struggling with a number of major issues surrounding access to scholarly research and its dissemination. The issues are interrelated and complex, and they’ve evolved during the transition from analog to digital publishing. Each participant– formerly had a well-defined “domain” in the process. Things started to change rapidly about 2003…

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