A Predatory Primer: What Every Librarian Should Know about Problem Publishers
Researchers and faculty are talking about predatory publishers within the academic literature. In fact, many disciplines devote considerably more ink to this issue and the pitfalls of illegitimate journals than the library community does. Small pockets of the greater scholarly community further whisper about the benefits of journals with lax standards for faculty who are under extreme pressure to publish or pad their record. How scholars come to know about and interact with deceptive publishers has evolved and matured since they first garnered attention a little over a decade ago, and thus, how we as information professionals approach this topic must adapt and mature.