The Tuesday Science Section of the New York Times has an article by Gina Kolata that suggests some academics, far from being the innocent victims of predatory journal publishers, are deliberately using these outlets to pad their resumes. Below is an excerpt and a link to the article.
“'...The number of such journals has exploded to more than 10,000 in recent years, with nearly as many predatory as legitimate ones. “Predatory publishing is becoming an organized industry,” wrote one group of critics in a paper in Nature...."
"Many Academics Are Eager to Publish in Worthless Journals"