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Critical analysis of scholarly open-access publishing

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    And, of course, no kahuna has an "opinion" that is full of it and freely published in the top journals at the reader's expense; oh no..... definitely not. So what does this say?; that publication in OA actually means something if it is not so expensive? Not every PLoS journal is $2500, and I think PLoS One is $1500, where the institutes typically pay the expense from grants etc. By making work OA, the information is freely available to everyone. There is no excuse for not reading the papers; unlike now where researchers with limited budges --- including even researchers in Japan --- are forced to pay $40 for an article. A paper with 100 references means $4000. At any rate, you are entitled to your opinion, but that is all that it is.

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    I know of at least one person who was in between jobs and had to pay these $1500 out of pocket... And in my 40 years of doing research, I have never ever paid even a dime to obtain an article. My institutions usually subscribe to most of the journals I need and in the rare cases that they didn't have a specific journal, I would get a reprint (in the pre-Internet days) or a PDF (nowadays) from the authors. And my employer most certainly does not pay for OA fees, meaning that I have to cover those from my research budget...

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    Dear Ryan V, Philippine Association of Institutions forResearch is a Philippine-based non profit non stock organization. Before your paper accepted for publication you need to undergo the initial evaluation. JPAIR's rejection rate is 35%. JPAIR's ine of the criteria is the newness of the result which generates a new theory. The journal is peer reviewed, scientific, indexed, and cited. Please check google scholar and publish or perish so that you guys will know. JPAIR uses mendeley for the referencing. The papers submitted for initial evaluation undergo plagiarism test. When the papet pass the initial evaluation then that is the time a chargr invoice will be given that covers the printing of the complimentary copy of the journal and mailing to their respective city and country. JPAIR do not ask for publication fee for submitted papers immediately.

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    Quite a few of their journals do not have ISSNs. Some of those that do list ISSNs the identifier is actually for another journal that isn't published by SPG. Good luck getting most of their "DOIs" to resolve. 2-year old articles with alleged DOIs are still not registered with CrossRef. The tragedy is that a few of the articles published in SPG journals are actually rather good. A tragedy because these articles become essentially "lost" literature.

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    Sure, <em>Oncotarget</em>, any journal from Frontiers, MDPI, etc.

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    J Beal is correct. Some genuine authors do not know the reputation of a journal - its is of "utmost importance" for papers of any worth. If we want others to just read our work free, just upload to vixra.org; we are our own "peer review", why let others do it. Our name would not be associated with "bogus" peer review. Chan Rasjid.

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    dear, Prof. We seek about low cost or free good journals to publish our papers> Can you give us list of these good low cost price journals? thanks

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    Hi Thank you Professor Beall for your kind effort in filtering all the bogus and low quality publishers and journals. However, i do have a question for the journal name International Journal of the Commons. Whether it is predatory or borderline or so-called low quality. However, it seems pretty legit to me, still, I kindly need your advice and confirmation. TQ

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    Hi Jeff, Good work. Keep going.

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    This is not a predatory journal. Best wishes.

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    Jeff, predatory open access Is this a never ending process or will it end in coming days?

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    There is a <em>Journal of Financial Risk Management</em> published by Scientific Research Publishing. I have this publisher included on my <a href="https://scholarlyoa.com/publishers/" target="_blank">list</a> and recommend against publishing in any of its journals. I see a <em>Journal of Applied Finance and Accounting</em> that appears to be <a href="http://journal.binus.ac.id/index.php/JAFA/issue/view/125" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">dead</a> (i.e. last issue published three years ago). I haven't analyzed it, but I recommend against submitting papers to dead journals.

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    IJSTADAIDSR - quite a mouthful.

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    I will end before it does.

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    Good day, please I'll like to know why IJAAR has to be added to your list. Thank you.

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    Hello Prof, Please what is your views on university based journals. I am a young academics and I look out for university based journals to publish in. Is this a good starting point as a young academics?

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  • 08/25/16--23:31: Comment on Appeals by Sonu
  • Dear Dr. Beall, I want to know whether Progress in Fractional Differentiation and Applications (Progr. Fract. Differ. Appl.) journal of natural science publishing group is in your list? I have researched about this journal and found good editorial board and have submitted paper to this particular journal. I want your opinion on this whether I publish with this journal or not. And also, if possible, please provide details of the publishers who are to be trusted to publish in the field of Robotic, automaton and control.

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    No, this journal is completely bogus, as you discovered when they accepted your paper with no peer review. It's from a publisher that calls itself Finlogy. The publisher is on my list, and I recommend that all researchers completely avoid this publisher and its journals.

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    You have framed the questions very well. I don't know the answers.

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    Well, one of the reasons is that it has an "Editor in Cheaf."

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