## Predatory journals

Ever had it before? Well you got it again.
Pyrrho
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### Predatory journals

http://thescientistvideographer.com/wor ... tic-video/
Now, predatory publishers are offering to post a video for fees ranging from $1,500 to$4,200, according to reporter Tom Spears of the Ottawa Citizen. Spears, known for his hilarious spoofs of predatory publishing, has now produced a video featuring “Dr. Yosemite Sam” that has been submitted to several journals. Despite its suspicious title (Re-Examining the Genetic Bottleneck: Atavistic Regression in Acquired Traits Affects the Outcome for Many Subspecies at the Allelic Level) and cartoon-character author, several journals are apparently considering it for publication or have already posted it. Two have accepted Dr. Yosemite Sam as an editor.
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### Re: Predatory journals

"Predatory"? Over the top charged language.

I suppose old school vanity publishers such as Vantage Press are also predators, because they will print actual physical books of your shitty poetry for the right price.
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People who believe God or History are on their side provide the chaos.

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### Re: Predatory journals

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features ... ws-problem

and

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Predatory ... publishing
Predatory open-access publishing, or sometimes write-only publishing[1][2] or deceptive publishing[3], is an exploitative open-access academic publishing business model that involves charging publication fees to authors without providing the editorial and publishing services associated with legitimate journals (open access or not). The idea that they are "predatory" is based on the view that academics are tricked into publishing with them, though some authors may be aware that the journal is poor quality or even fraudulent.[a] New scholars from developing countries are said to be especially at risk of being misled by predatory practices.[5][6]
The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.