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Beall's List of Predatory Publishers 2015

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Beall's List of Predatory Publishers 2015    by Jeffrey Beall, January 2, 2015 Each year at this time I formally release my updated list of predatory publishers. Because the list is now very large,...
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While Open Access (OA) journals have expanded the reach of scholarship, some of these journals have questionable credentials. Be wary of spam emails soliciting submissions; learn how to distinguish between reputable and predatory journals. Check the latest Beall's list.

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Be aware of questionable practices related to open-access journals.  The term "predatory open access" was conceived by University of Colorado Denver librarian and researcher Jeffrey Beall.  Check out the key indicators of the legitimacy of newly launched OA journals here: http://www.openaccess.manchester.ac.uk/checkjournal/predatoryjournals/

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The Future Of Libraries In The E-Book Age : NPR

How will libraries survive the digital revolution? Publishers and librarians alike are trying to dream up new business models now that e-books are all the rage.
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Academics call for boycott of Elsevier | The Bookseller

Academics call for boycott of Elsevier | The Bookseller | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

Academics have called for a boycott of publisher Elsevier, saying it is involved in "the exploitation of a monopoly position" in overcharging for its online journals. Signatories include academics from leading universities across the world including Oxford, Cambridge, Yale, Harvard, McGill, University College London and University College Dublin.  But the publisher has said they have got their facts wrong and asked them to reconsider.

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For Libraries and Publishers, an E-Book Tug of War

For Libraries and Publishers, an E-Book Tug of War | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it
Several publishers have barred libraries from buying their e-books, saying that allowing unlimited e-reading isn’t a sustainable business model. But one publisher is trying a different approach.
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