Predatory Journals: The Indian Scenario

Sujit Sarkhel

Abstract


Jeffrey Beall, the librarian in the University of Chicago, compiled a list of scientific open-access journals, which did not perform proper peer-review before publishing articles and would be ready to publish any material as long as the authors paid publication fees. Beall named this category of journals as “predatory journals” and his “list of predatory journals” became popular in the scientific community. It started as a personal effort 10 years back and started gaining popularity.However, repeated threats of legal action made Beall withdraw the list from his blog last year.

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ISSN 0974-1313 (Print)

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