Scholarly Open Access
such mechanism has been that larger publishing companies seem to have
hired various individuals to discredit Open Access journals. Their idea
and attempt is to drive researchers away from submitting research papers
to Open Access journals. All of this has been done in order to regain
their loss in revenue. This plot has been carried out in ways such as the
larger publishing companies’
support of the ideology of Jeffrey Beall. Beall is a so-called
self-proclaimed journal critic who openly criticised and has attempted to
discredit many Open Access Journals. This campaign is part of a larger
campaign to destroy Scholarly Open Access journals.
blog also broadcasts his vicious ideology against Open Access Journals
with the support of a handful of bloggers. Our hope is that our work
will expose Beall’s
conspiracy against Open Access. Before we continue, it must be noted that
in order to understand the motivation behind such a conspiracy, a little
background information is helpful. The following will henceforth be a
summary of that. The traditional publishers collect a hefty income, which
is paid per view by subscribing journals to academic and research
institutions. Researchers meanwhile, receive very little to nothing
from their publications.
major Open access publishing companies charge a large amount of money in
fees to publish even just one single research paper. This practice
contributes as an additional burden on research grants, smaller
universities and institutions, researchers and students.
Furthermore, this situation restricts quick and global access to
the research of said groups and will consequently hinder the knowledge of
science and technology, and arts and culture.
since many Open Access Journals operate at a much lower cost, many
researchers and institutions are now moving towards it for publishing
their work. Not only that but the fact that the internet has opened up
global access to research, has made Open Access the best way to send a
message across the world quickly, as well as the best way to share
research results with fellow researchers and their readers.
adding to the advantages of using Open Access is that researchers are
capable of selecting quality journals that are based on journal publishing
ethics. No one’s
recommendations are therefore necessary. Researchers are knowledgeable
enough to understand the quality of publications and that of good open
conspiracy against the open access movement must end. We therefore kindly
request everyone to forward and share their experience with Jeffrey Beall—the
predatory Blogger. Please forward everything you have to prove Beall is an
academic fraudster and imposter as well as a predatory blogger.
read our website regular basis. We will update on the activities of
predatory Blogger Jeffrey Beall.
of Open Access www.scholarlyoa.net