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Format aside: applying Beall’s criteria to assess the predatory nature of both OA and non-OA library and information science journals

15 Jan 2018
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Jeffrey Beall’s blog listing of potential predatory journals and publishers, as well as his Criteria for Determining Predatory Open-Access (OA) Publishers are often looked at as tools to help researchers avoid publishing in predatory journals. While these Criteria has brought a greater awareness of OA predatory journals, these tools alone should not be used as the only source in determining the quality of a scholarly journal. Employing a three-person independent judgment making panel, this study demonstrates the subjective nature of Beall’s Criteria by applying his Criteria to both OA and non-OA Library and Information Science journals (LIS), to demonstrate that traditional peer-reviewed journals could be considered predatory. Many of these LIS journals are considered as top-tier publications in the field and used when evaluating researcher’s publication history for promotion and tenure.

Publication Details
Identifiers: 
DOI: 
10.5860/crl.79.1.52
Volume: 
79
Issue: 
1
Language: 
English
License Type: 
CC BY-NC
Published year only: 
2018
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