Gertsch Group

Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland

Don't publish with preditory publishers

Don't publish with preditory publishers
Jurg Gertsch - Wed May 07, 2014 @ 06:10PM
Comments: 2

Open access is a great model but as soon as it was introduced, it became a market model for preditors. As a consequence, the gold (author pays) open-access model has given rise to a great many new online publishers. Many of these publishers are not only spaming our inboxes, but are also corrupt and exist only to make money off the author processing charges that are billed to authors upon acceptance of their scientific manuscripts. For publicaitons, it may be better to be conservative and not waste time with an inflational publication strategy. Here is a useful list of publishers and journals that may not be clean:


Comments: 2


1. Xavier 87   |   Sun Jun 12, 2016 @ 10:20AM

Scientific spam is getting crazy - really hard for naive young scientists to know what is real. Thanks for the link!

2. Anonymous   |   Thu Feb 22, 2018 @ 10:55AM

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