How did we get here?
Once, over at the Predatory Publishingy1 blog, they tried to figure out what the first predatory journal was and they came up with the Journal of Biological Sciences, initially published in 2001. This means from the launch of the first open access journals2 to what is considered the first predatory journal3, it took approximately 12 years. […]
Predatory and other questionable practices in scholarly communication
This blog post aims to explore the broad field of questionable practices and map the terrain, so to speak, that we are traversing in regards to the phenomenon of predatory publishing. First, we will discuss essential characteristics and concepts related to the phenomenon of predatory publishing. The second part of the paper explores the various […]
Scholarly Communications in Transition
The Scholarly Communications in Transition blog originates from an Austrian project about predatory publishing that is embedded as part of a larger project titled Austrian Transition to Open Access (AT2OA2), which is now in its second term. Co-funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Research and by Austrian universities, AT2OA2 is a library-led project. […]