Predator Effect

Understanding the Past, Present and Future of Deceptive Academic Journals

Subjects: Language Arts & Disciplines, Publishing, Academic & Scholarly
Paperback : 9781941269572, 80 pages, 6.69 x 9.61, February 2023
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The Predator Effect concerns predatory publishing — it is the first to chart both the rise and impact of deceptive publishing. The author — a scientific communications expert with 20 years’ experience — looks at how predatory journals had become an accepted part of scholarly publishing, reviewing in turn the history, development and impact of predatory journals. The book also puts their rise in context of wider issues such as Open Access and publication ethics. Other issues it addresses include: defining predatory journals, the history of predatory publishing practices, Beall’s List, authors’ motivations and the future of predatory publishing practices. 

Simon Linacre is Head of Content, Brand & Press at Digital Science having previously worked at Cabells as Marketing Director and for 15 years at Emerald Publishing where he led its management journals programme. He has lectured and published on the topics of bibliometrics, publication ethics and research impact. Simon is a COPE Trustee and an ALPSP tutor, and holds Masters degrees in Philosophy and International Business. The Predator Effect is his first book.