Beall’s List: Potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access publishers This is a list of questionable, scholarly open-access publishers. We recommend that scholars read the available reviews, assessments and descriptions provided here, and then decide for themselves whether they want to submit articles, serve as editors or on editorial boards. The criteria for determining predatory publishers are here. We hope that tenure and promotion committees can also decide for themselves how importantly or not to rate articles published in these journals in the context of their own institutional standards and/or geocultural locus. Last updated December 28, 2015 Appeals: If you are a publisher and would like to appeal your firm’s inclusion on this list, please go here. Like this: Like Loading...
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A Good Way to Create and Save Mind Maps to Google DriveOctober 25, 2014 MindMup is an excellent web tool that allows you to create beautiful mind maps. Mindmup does not require registration and is very simple to use. It is also integrated with Google Drive so you can save your mind maps straight to your Drive account. MindMup also provide a set of good extensions to enhance your mind mapping. Some examples include: Realtime collaboration: This is a good feature to use with students in class. Progress Progress allows you to manage hierarchies of tasks faster by propagating statuses to parent nodes. Straight lines This extension converts funky curve connectors into straight lines, which makes it clearer to see what connects to what on large maps. When you are done working on your mind maps you can then save them to your Dropbox or Google Drive.
Open and Shut?Special Issue: Community Informatics and Open Government Data | Vol 8, No 2 (2012)In many countries across the world, discussions, policies and developments are actively emerging around open access to government data. It is believed that opening up government data to citizens is critical for enforcing transparency and accountability within the government. Open data is also seen as holding the potential to bring about greater citizens' participation, empowering citizens to ask questions of their governments via not only the data that is made openly available but also through the interpretations that different stakeholders make of the open data. Besides advocacy for open data on grounds of democracy, it is also argued that opening government data can have significant economic potential, generating new industries and innovations. Some open government data initiatives are being led by governments.
Pricing - Individual MembershipsAuthors who choose to pay for a publishing plan at submission get the cheapest rates, however authors can choose to submit for 'free' and pay only once accepted - in that instance their publication rates are slightly higher. Our base model is for you to get a publishing plan on or before submission. However, when you pay at the point of submission, then there is the risk that having taken your money, we still unfortunately reject your manuscript. Therefore, you might not want to take this risk. We want everyone to be comfortable with their PeerJ experience, therefore we also allow people to submit for free. If you pay for a publishing plan at time of submission then you get the cheapest rates available (for example, $99 for the Basic plan), but if you choose to submit for free and pay only upon acceptance then you will pay an additional premium of $40.
Blog About Infographics and Data Visualization - Cool InfographicsHSC : All My Own Work :: HomeDigitalKoansNicole C. Eva and Tara A. Wiebe have published "Whose Research Is It Anyway? Academic Social Networks versus Institutional Repositories" in the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication. Here's an excerpt: NTRODUCTION Looking for ways to increase deposits into their institutional repository (IR), researchers at one institution started to mine academic social networks (ASNs) (namely, ResearchGate and Academia.edu) to discover which researchers might already be predisposed to providing open access to their work. Research Data Curation Bibliography, Version 9 | Digital Curation and Digital Preservation Works | Open Access Works | Digital Scholarship | Digital Scholarship Sitemap
Harlot | A revealing look at the arts of persuasionYesterday, my Spanish teacher and I were discussing Martín Fierro (1870s), a culturally significant epic poem in Argentina because of its depiction of gauchos. (If you’re not aware, gauchos are kind of like Argentine cowboys. At the time the poem was written, they were a sort of “sub-class” because they were multi-racial, being a mixture between the colonizing Europeans and the indigenous people. Traditionally, they weren’t land owners themselves, but worked with the cows and horses for other ranchers throughout the Pampas region of Argentina). So, when Martín runs off to Patagonia, the book describes this by saying that he goes to “el desierto.” So, this prompted my teacher to pull out a hundred-peso bill. La Conquista del Desierto The image itself depicts Roca and his men expanding and “uniting” Argentina, which pretty much meant killing or displacing the indigenous people living there and allowing more ancestral-Europeans to settle. Why am I telling you all of this?
Criteria for Determining Predatory Open-Access Publishers (2nd edition)In August 2012, I published the first edition of my Criteria for Determining Predatory Open-Access Publishers. I received many helpful comments and am now publishing a second edition of the work. I am especially grateful to Bill Cohen and Dr. Michael W. Firmin for their helpful suggestions. Criteria for Determining Predatory Open-Access Publishers By Jeffrey Beall 2nd edition / December 1, 2012 1. A. B. C. 2. n.b. Editor and Staff Business Management The publisher… Integrity Other A predatory publisher may ... The following practices are considered to be reflective of poor journal standards and, while they do not equal predatory criteria, potential authors should give due consideration to these items prior to manuscript submissions:
the sceptical futurystSocial Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources, and IdeasAlthough students are evermore connected to the social web, many of these networks remain out-of-class digital playgrounds where students congregate. In a 2014 survey of 1,000 teachers, just one in five said they use social media regularly with students. Of course, it can be a challenge to incorporate social media into lessons. More Great Reads From Edutopia In addition to those great guides, there is a lot of useful information right here on Edutopia.OPEN REPOSITORIES 2015 | June 8-11, 2015, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAPLOS ONE : accelerating the publication of peer-reviewed scienceIf you have been invited to review a manuscript, please use our online peer review system. This 2 minute video explains how to accept or decline an invitation to review a manuscript. Brief Overview for PLOS ONE Reviewers If you have been invited to review a submission to PLOS ONE then please consult this 2 minute video which explains how to accept or decline the invitation. Then please carefully study our seven Editorial Criteria for Publication as the criteria employed by PLOS ONE are quite different to other journals you may have reviewed for. 1. Scientific progress requires the exchange and discussion of data and ideas. The peer review of each article is rigorous and concentrates on objective and technical concerns to determine whether the research has been sufficiently well conceived, well executed, and well described to justify inclusion in the scientific record. We also have a fee waiver policy for authors who do not have funds to cover publication fees. 2. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 3.