Important articles about predatory open-access publishing

What should we do about predatory publishing?

Erikson S. What should we do about predatory publishing? European Science Editing, 2017;43(4):80–82. Available at: http://europeanscienceediting.eu/issues/434/

Stefan Eriksson


‘Predatory’ publishing covers a wide range of journals with different characteristics. Society and scientists should not accept deceitful practices in science. Neither should we accept anything less than excellence from publishing houses. Therefore, we should take three measures: first, form committees for each research field to keep track of journals and publishers; second, create a forum where scientists can share their experiences of predatory journals; third, develop software to help scientists and officials spot references to predatory journals in papers and in applications for funding, promotions, or positions.

A longer article on the topic by the same first author also appeared earlier this year:

Eriksson S, Helgesson G. The false academy: predatory publishing in science and bioethics. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 2017;20(2):163–70 Available at: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11019-016-9740-3

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