The Dark Side of Open-Access Journals

The New York Times takes a look at the growing number of questionable open-access journals that publish studies for a fee and prey on unknowing researchers.

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Oh boy. Besides the usual

Oh boy. Besides the usual background check for education and employment history,now I will have to more thoroughly check a scientist's list of publications and meetings to be sure they are all with reputable journals and organizations. As a recruiter in the life science niche, I know about the best journals, of course. I always look at a candidate's list of publications. But I admit I don't go through every one with a fine toothed comb. I never realized there was such an extensive amount of scam publishers and conference organizers out there.So now I will be much more aware.

Notice only one fourth are so

Notice only one fourth are so called "open access" journals.The rest are "for profit" journals who real travesty is that they limit access (by cost)to both reviewed and non-reviewed data thus, limiting scientific progress.
If you ask me there are to many "for profit journals"
who's main purpose is to profit from public funded research as opposed to the relatively low cost "open access" publications.