“A Peek Inside the Strange World of Fake Academia” by K. Carey – NYTimes 12/29/2016

Here’s a recent NYTimes article on the proliferation of journals and conferences which do not meet the standards of traditional scholarly venues – standards which are the basis on which the value of the scientific process can be justified, as cumulatively self-correcting (over time) through true rigorous peer review by experts in the relevant area. These kinds of venues, and vanity publishers in general, sometimes catch new doctoral graduates or inexperienced academics unawares. They often have names similar to traditional journals or conferences. Forewarned is forearmed…Publication in the wrong venue can affect your job prospects at schools where standards of peer-reviewed scientific research are upheld, and is a waste of your hard work. http://nyti.ms/2iHj83w

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I am an associate professor of public administration at Tennessee State University. The opinions expressed on my blog are my own and do not represent those of my institution.
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