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From the Web: Beware of the "Predatory Journal"

Book Channel readers may be interested in this week's piece from The New York Times on the rise of so-called "predatory journals," which publish academic research in exchange for a fee paid by the author. The Times argues that many researchers, despite their awareness of this exploitation, continue to publish in such journals anyway. Why? It's a "new and ugly symbiosis" -- padding CVs for tenure and promotion by propping up poorly-vetted, non-peer-reviewed, "dubious" journals.

Who's to blame? And why is there such silence around this issue?

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Molly Geidel
Reviewer: 
Amanda Lawson

Lawson on Geidel, 'Peace Corps Fantasies: How Development Shaped the Global Sixties'


Molly Geidel. Peace Corps Fantasies: How Development Shaped the Global Sixties. Critical American Studies Series. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015. 320 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8166-9222-4.

Reviewed by Amanda Lawson (Miami University of Ohio)
Published on H-FedHist (February, 2018)
Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

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