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Thursday, 23 Mar 2023, 10:27
Site: OpenLearn Create
Course: ORION MOOC for Open Science in the Life Sciences 2.0 (ORION_MOOC_2.0)
Glossary: Glossary: Open Science in the Life Sciences
Sabine Barthold

Predatory Publishing

Predatory publishing generally refers to the systematic for-profit publication of purportedly scholarly content (in journals and articles, monographs, books, or conference proceedings) in a deceptive or fraudulent way and without any regard for quality assurance. (Definition taken from COPE - Committee on Publication Ethics)

Further information

  • Beall's List is a resource that helps you find out whether an OA journal that you plan to publish with is considered questionable or predatory:
  • More detailed information about the practice of predatory publishing and why it harms the reputation of scientists and Open Access Journals can be found in this discussion paper compiled by COPE:
Sandeep Chakravartty

Open Access policy for Cryptography Journal

Author's Pre-print:green tick  author can archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing)
Author's Post-print:green tick  author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing)
Publisher's Version/PDF:green tick  author can archive publisher's version/PDF
General Conditions:
  • On open access repositories
  • Publisher's version/PDF may be used
  • Published source must be acknowledged
  • Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0
  • Authors retain copyright
  • Authors are encouraged to submit their published articles to institutional repositories

Sara Mucherino

Journal Open Access Policies

Type of policy: RoMEO green journal

Meaning: You can archive pre-print and post-print or publisher's version/PDF by paying a fee.

Stephanie Bosschaert

Science communication