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.

Force11 (comment)


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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More on the Elsevir contracts in the US and Europe


Below is a link to an article in The Scientist discussing the recent Elsevir agreement with Carnegie Mellon, another agreement with Sweden, and the continued non-agreement with the University of California.

Elsevier Progresses in Open-Access Deal Making

by Diana Kwon for The Scientist blog, Dec 2, 2019


Open Access Resource List

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The H-Net book channel has developed an open access resource list (below). 

In addition, you will find many articles and discussions of open access on H-Scholar.  Just search under terms such as "open access" and "scholarly communication."



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