Predatory Journals, Open-Access, and the Effect on Publishing in Finance

24 Pages Posted: 16 Jan 2019

Date Written: January 13, 2019

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to describe the history and current state of predatory journals that affect scholarly research and, in particular, the Finance discipline. With the advent of open-access publishing, the proliferation of low-quality, predatory journals has increased. The importance of this is that (1) uninformed scholars may submit their research to these journals, with possible negative career implications, and (2) there may be a spillover reputational effect to quality open access journals. Guidance is provided on distinguishing legitimate, quality journals from predatory journals.

Keywords: predatory, journal, publishing, open access

JEL Classification: K10, K30,K49

Suggested Citation

Drake, Pamela Peterson, Predatory Journals, Open-Access, and the Effect on Publishing in Finance (January 13, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3314970 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3314970

Pamela Peterson Drake (Contact Author)

James Madison University ( email )

Harrisonburg, VA 22807
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.jmu.edu/cob/finance/

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