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Avoiding Predatory Publishers

Avoiding Predatory Publishers

As predatory publishers continue to grow in the world of academic publishing, it is important to understand the risk associated with these spam attacks. Predatory publishers are opportunistic publishing venues that exploit researchers and professors based on academic need to publish their works, but offers little to no reward for using those services. These predatory publishing organizations primarily focus on economic gain while neglecting the equality of the research, including lack of peer-reviewing and professional editing.

The scam works by the predatory publisher claiming to be a legitimate open-access operation and targeting the existing works of researchers... ...

Ethical Editing: A Case Study in Avoiding Predatory Publishers

Ethical Editing: A Case Study in Avoiding Predatory Publishers

By Brandon C. Strubberg | Guest Columnist and STC Member

This article initially appeared in the Society for Technical Communication Intercom Magazine, December 2018 and is used here with permission from both the publisher and the author.

In early 2017, a scientist from a prominent institution privately contracted me to edit a biomedical manuscript that he was writing... ...