Predatory Open Access Journals

The predatory Open Access publishing business model involves charging a processing or publication fee to authors without checking the papers for quality. In effect, predatory journals are essentially fee-collecting businesses. Papers are usually accepted for publication within 24 to 48 hours, which is generally insufficient time for an independent peer review process to be undertaken.

In this video, Jeffrey Beall speaks to Donald Samulack, President, US Operations, Editage, Cactus Communications. He explains how predatory publishers are misusing the open access model to deceive authors into submitting papers to their publications. He gives useful tips on how authors can recognise predatory journals.