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Beyond Beall’s List: Better understanding predatory publishers

http://crln.acrl.org/content/76/3/132.full

'Predatory' Publishing Up

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/10/01/study-finds-huge-increase-articles-published-predatory-journals

Editorial: Firm action needed on predatory journals

"They’re harming researchers in low and middle income countries most, but everyone must fight back"

http://www.bmj.com/content/350/bmj.h210

"Predatory" Online Journals Lure Scholars Who Are Eager to Publish [Chronicle of Higher Education]

http://chronicle.com.ezproxylocal.library.nova.edu/article/Predatory-Online-Journals/131047

Followup Correspondence Letter
http://chronicle.com.ezproxylocal.library.nova.edu/blogs/letters/sound-research-cannot-bolster-a-dubious-journal/

Who publishes in “predatory” journals?

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com.ezproxylocal.library.nova.edu/doi/10.1002/asi.23265/abstract

The Google scholar experiment: How to index false papers and manipulate bibliometric indicators

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com.ezproxylocal.library.nova.edu/doi/10.1002/asi.23056/abstract

Spamming in scholarly publishing: A case study

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com.ezproxylocal.library.nova.edu/doi/10.1002/asi.23521/abstract


Your Next Call for Papers Might Actually Be a Secret Message [Chronicle of Higher Education]

Leave it to MIT graduates to create software that generates real-sounding papers to call attention to predatory publishing. This article briefs SCIgen and SCIpher.

http://chronicle.com.ezproxylocal.library.nova.edu/blogs/ticker/your-next-call-for-papers-might-actually-be-a-secret-message/97171

Additionally read the article about the open source SCiDetect software created to discover fake scientific papers:

http://www.springer.com/us/about-springer/media/press-releases/corporate/springer-and-universit%C3%A9-joseph-fourier-release-scidetect-to-discover-fake-scientific-papers--/54166