Author Archives: Joyce Templeton

So…what is ‘Act on acceptance’ and why is it important to me?

You might not have noticed the act on acceptance page  on this blog but it’s an important message to get across. From 1st April next year the rules about making your work eligible for REF 2021 are going to change. As a researcher you will need

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Beall’s list stats, updates and scary info

On 3rd January Jeffrey Beall announced another regular update of his list of potential, possible or probable predatory publishers. Because the list of publishers is now so long, well over a thousand, this update gave statistics illustrating the rise in numbers of predatory open

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Something else to be wary about? Hijacked journals

You’ve probably heard of predatory journals that actively and sometimes aggressively seek researchers to publish their articles in their journals, well, there’s something else to watch out for…hijacked journals. These are journals which have been created by fraudsters to copy very closely

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