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Predatory journals on the rise, says blogger

The number of open-access journals that publish articles with little regard for peer review, or that make misleading claims about their operations is increasing, according to American researcher and librarian Jeffrey Beall.

Beall, who works at the University of Colorado, Denver, first created his list of predatory open-access publishers in 2011, when he identified 18 potential or probable predatory open-access publishers.

By 2015, this had increased to 693, and this year’s list puts the number at 923.

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