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Evaluating Publishers

With the software advances that allow journals to be easily 
published over the internet, it becomes more difficult to 
determine the level of scholarship that the journals are 
publishing. Some publishers have been exposed at seeming to be 
more interested in author fees than in the articles their 
journals publish.

When a publisher announces a large number of new titles, how does 
one evaluate the quality of all these journals?

Two such publishers have recently come to my attention: 
Scientific Research Publishing (and a seemingly related Chinese 
content publisher Hans Publishers), based in the United States 
and Wilolud Journals based in Nigeria.

Does anyone have experience or opinions on these publishers or 
any other publishers announcing many new titles?


Kurt Beske
NewJour Project Coordinator
Georgetown University