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Predatory journals defined



Below is a link to an article entitled "Predatory Journals: No Definition, no Defence"  signed by a long lis tof authors that appeared in the Nature Blog on December 11, 2019.   The signatories came together to come up with a consensus definition of "predatory journals."  They argue that a solid definition is necessary to enable scholars to avoid them.

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Force11 is a group of researchers and other knowledge professionals who are interested in enhancing the way digital scholarship is shared.  They have a yearly conference, website and blog.  Even if you don't plan to attend their conferences, you can find some useful information on their blog.


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