Predatory OA Publishers

Jeffrey Beall, an academic librarian at the University of Colorado Denver, has just released his 2012 list of Predatory Open-Access Publishers over at his Metadata blog.
From the blog entry:
“Predatory, open-access publishers are those that unprofessionally exploit the author-pays model of open-access publishing (Gold OA) for their own profit.”
These are the sort of “publishers” that cause confusion and suspicion regarding the quality of reputable OA publications. They perpetuate the myth that OA = vanity publishing and/or low-quality peer-review.
Thank you to Jeffrey for naming and shaming.

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