Open access publishing and phenomenom of predatory journals and publishers Cover Image

Публиковање у отвореном приступу и појава предаторских часописа и издавача
Open access publishing and phenomenom of predatory journals and publishers

Author(s): Katarina Perić, Tatjana Timotijević, Željko Dimitrijević
Subject(s): Electronic information storage and retrieval
Published by: Библиотекарско друштво Србије
Keywords: scholarly publishing;Open Access;researchers;copyright;predatory journals; predatory publishers;hijacked journals

Summary/Abstract: Evolution of digital publishing is followed with evolution of its Open Access (OA). OA of electronic journals allows end users to retrieve information anywhere and anytime. The access to the scientific literature is very important to the scientific community. Surely, authors and publishers have to get secured from the unauthorized downloads and copy of their published work. OA publishing alongside its benefits also has misusage attempts. Those misusages are reflecting by creating false AKA predatory publishers of journals which are spamming authors with invitations to publish their articles. The goal of this paper is to describe all the ways predatory publishers act and what measures must be taken to protect the authors. Although the concept of predatory publishers is not new to public, their late increase show that this is a very important problem which has to be solved. Scholars have to be very careful when submitting their articles, because once they send their manuscript to the predatory journal, that manuscript is being “buried” and impossible to restore.

  • Issue Year: LVIII/2016
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 39-50
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Serbian