imageA reader writes:

You are aware that Academic Journals is a vanity publication. Authors pay $550.00 to have papers published. Peer review is suspect.

Yes, and in retrospect, I should have acknowledged that. “Open Access" is the clue. Other peer-reviewed journals are costly. Is open access a good idea? I’ve discussed the idea here in a posting, And you thought you knew all about peer reviewed journals. And some of you chimed in.

Because this is an open access journal does not mean that these article represent bad science. It doesn’t mean that they are not properly peer reviewed. So what does Beall’s List of Predatory, Open-Access Publishers have to say:

Academic Journals: This bogus, Nigeria-based publisher has been around for years, and continues to increase its journal fleet of over one hundred titles from all areas of study. Seeking legitimacy, it falsely associates itself with authentic organizations and conferences.

But then look at the list of authors. Let’s see what some of them have to say.

Paulette writes:

Are you sure you want to call this a big deal?

No. But let’s get some feedback.