Rise of Predatory Open-Access Publishers: Authors Beware!

One of my mentees was recently asked to join the editorial board of a journal we've never heard of and others have been asked to submit papers and become editors for special issues for brand new journals. My advice is always to steer clear of these journals. It seems our experience is not unique.  In a recent Q&A for the Chronicle of Higher Education, Carl Elliot describes the rise of predatory publishers, how they are interfering with promotion and tenure and why we must protect junior faculty from them. Definitely worth a read...

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