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Selecting Quality Journals for Academic Publishing: Select Bibliography

This guide supported the Predatory Publishing workshop on the Lehman College Campus (February 26, 2016).

Select Bibliography on the Topics of Selecting Quality Journals for Academic Publishing & Predatory Journals

Ball, A., & Duke, M. (2015). How to track the impact of research data with metrics. DCC How-to Guides. Retrieved from

Beall, J. (2012). Predatory publishers are corrupting open access. Nature, 489(7415), 179. doi:10.1038/489179a

Beaubien, S., & Eckard, M. (2014). Addressing faculty publishing concerns with open access journal quality indicators. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 2(2). doi:10.7710/2162-3309.1133

Berger, M. (n.d.). Teaching Authors about Predatory Journals in the One-on-One  Consultation. CUNY Academic Works.

Berger, M., & Cirasella, J. (2015). Beyond Beall’s List: Better understanding predatory publishers. College & Research Libraries News, 76(3), 132-135. doi:

Bornmann, L., & Marx, W. (2015). Methods for the generation of normalized citation impact scores in bibliometrics: Which method best reflects the judgements of experts? Journal of Informetrics, 9(2), 408-418. doi:10.1016/j.joi.2015.01.006

Haddawy, P., Hassan, S., Asghar, A., & Amin, S. (2016). A comprehensive examination of the relation of three citation-based journal metrics to expert judgment of journal quality. Journal of Informetrics, 10(1), 162-173. doi:10.1016/j.joi.2015.12.005

Harzing, A., & Wal, R. V. (2009). A Google Scholar h-index for journals: An alternative metric to measure journal impact in economics and business. J. Am. Soc. Inf. Sci. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 60(1), 41-46. doi:10.1002/asi.20953

Hicks, D., Wouters, P., Waltman, L., Rijcke, S. D., & Rafols, I. (2015). Bibliometrics: The Leiden Manifesto for research metrics. Nature, 520(7548), 429-431. doi:10.1038/520429a

LSE (2014, July 30). The impact factor and Its discontents: Reading list on controversies and shortcomings of the journal impact factor. [Web log post]. Retrieved from

               Moher, D., Shamseer, L., Cobey, K.D., Lalu, M. M., Galipeau, J., Avey, M.T.,…Zia, H. (2017).  Stop this waste of people, animals and money.  Nature, 549(7670), 23-25.

Seiler, C., & Wohlrabe, K. (2014). How robust are journal rankings based on the impact factor? Evidence from the economic sciences. Journal of Informetrics, 8(4), 904-911. doi:10.1016/j.joi.2014.09.001

Shen, C., & Björk, B. (2015). “Predatory” open access: A longitudinal study of article volumes and market characteristics. BMC Medicine BMC Med, 13(1). doi:10.1186/s12916-015-0469-2

Xia, J., Harmon, J. L., Connolly, K. G., Donnelly, R. M., Anderson, M. R., & Howard, H. A. (2015). Who publishes in “ predatory” journals? Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 66(7), 1406-1417. doi:10.1002/asi.23265

                                                                                                                                               prepared February, 2016

                                                                                                                                               last updated April, 2023