COPE Forum 5 November 2018: Predatory Publishing

Predatory publishing is generally defined as for-profit open access journal publication of scholarly articles without the benefit of peer review by experts in the field or the usual editorial oversight of the journals in question. The journals have no standards and no quality control and frequently publish within a very brief period of time while claiming that articles are peer-reviewed. There is confusion between some legitimate open-access peer review journals and predatory open-access journals, and sometimes include legitimate scholars on their editorial masthead. The Forum discussed further issues and possible solutions. This discussion and posts on our website are summarised: 

Summary of the discussion at the COPE Forum and of the comments [PDF, 144KB]