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Open access, power, and privilege (Papers: Shea Swauger | 2017)

Published/Released on November 29, 2017 | Posted by Admin on January 1, 2018 / , , , , , ,

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A response to “What I learned from predatory publishing”

An edifying insight into some of the strong language about the disappearance of the Beall’s list. Highly recommended for people involved with the professional development of early career researchers.

In June 2017, Jeffrey Beall published an opinion piece in Biochemia Medica titled “What I Learned from Predatory Publishers.”1 While there are several elements of this publication that I find inaccurate or problematic, I’m choosing four specific themes within his piece to critique. In the interest of full disclosure, I am Jeffrey Beall’s direct supervisor at the University of Colorado-Denver’s Auraria Library and have been since I began working there in July 2015.

Dangerous nostalgia

At several points, Beall describes a history of scholarly publishing where authority and credibility were known and stable, and from…

Swauger, S. (2017) Open access, power, and privilege. College & Research Libraries News. 78(11)
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