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PREDATORY PUBLISHING: PERSPECTIVES

WHAT IS PREDATORY PUBLISHING?

The Open Access movement began with simple and positive goals: to make research freely available to researchers. Some publishers decided to exploit that model and set out to make maximum profits from authors as possible. The result is the publication of original research in journals of low quality and the phenomenal rise of predatory publishing. The hallmarks of predatory publishing are deception and lack of transparency. This guide offers further insight.

TOOL FOR CROSS-CHECKING AND VERIFICATION

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

The DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.

It is a useful tool for verifying the legitimacy of scholarly open-access publications.

Click DOAJ link for more information: https://doaj.org/

HOW OPEN IS IT? A Guide for Evaluating the Openness of Journals

OPEN ACCESS - AN OVERVIEW

UNDERSTANDING THE COLOURS OF OPEN ACCESS

ALTERNATIVE VIEWPOINT

LIBRARIAN PROFILE

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Niala Dwarika-Bhagat
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The Medical Sciences Library
The University of the West Indies
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