Working to eliminate predatory and fake journals

This web site, and the accompanying Twitter feed and blog, aims to raise awareness of Predatory Publishing. If you are unaware of what this is, it is where scientific publishers charge an article processing fee to enable you to publish your paper. However, unlike legitimate open access publishers, there is little (or no) peer review. This means that the scientific archive is being infected by papers that have not been subject to rigorous peer review. If this is allowed to continue this archive, which has taken hundreds of years to develop, is in real danger.

Predatory publishers also exhibit other traits such as sending spam emails to attract submission, their editorial boards may be non-existient and/or may not stand up to close scruiny and they may be untruthful about their affiliations with trade assocaitions and/or companies which maintain impact fators.