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ERIC Number: EJ1064026
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
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ISSN: ISSN-1935-3308
Avoiding the Peril of Publishing Qualitative Scholarship in Predatory Journals
Beall, Jeffrey
Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, v8 n1 p1-12 2013
Scholarly communication is caught between the traditions of the past and the possibilities of the future. Specifically, scholarly open-access publishing is enabling greater access to research but, at the same time, is enabling an abundance of low quality publishers and an apparent increase in author misconduct. In this article I examine six questions that frame the current state of scholarly communication. The questions examine the gold open-access model, the differences in research cultures that make open access more popular in some regions than others, the demarcation between science and non-science, the Eurodominance of scholarly publishing, and the advantages to research that large science publishers make possible.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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