A literati roundup: “List of Predatory Publishers 2014…

The Tenure System Is Broken

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OneEurope: Why are European universities lagging behind American ones?


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List of Predatory Publishers 2014

 Reblogged from Scholarly Open Access:

By Jeffrey Beall

Released January 2, 2014

The gold (author pays) open-access model has given rise to a great many new online publishers. Many of these publishers are corrupt and exist only to make money off the author processing charges that are billed to authors upon acceptance of their scientific manuscripts.

There are two lists below. The first includes questionable, scholarly open-access publishers.

The Time Regulation Institute,’ by Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar

nytimes.com ? Martin Riker ? 1/3/14 ? We’re having a particularly good season for literary discoveries from the past, with recent publications of Volumes 1 and 2 of Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq‘s ?Leg Over Leg? (1855), the marathon translation of Giacomo Leopardi‘s 2,600-page



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