Be informed before you submit your scholarly work for publication! Here are resources that provide detailed information about journals that do not follow acceptable editorial standards, and how to avoid their traps:
- The International Academy of Nursing Editors initiated a project to educate and inform the nursing scholarly community. As part of this initiative, many nursing journal editors are publishing editorials to assure readers of the editorial standards they use. For more information on this project, visit http://nursingeditors.com/inane-initiatives/open-access-editorial-standards/.
- Thomas Long’s NursingWriting blog has several articles on the subject: https://nursingwriting.wordpress.com/?s=predatory
- Advances in Nursing Science blog post on open access: http://ansjournalblog.com/2014/11/26/open-access-what-it-is-and-what-it-is-not/
- Librarian Jeffrey Beall’s ScholarlyOA web site provides evaluations of specific publishers and journals, as well as regularly updated lists of “Potential, possible, or probable” predatory publishers and journals: http://scholarlyoa.com/. To see a complete explanation of the criteria that Beall uses in vetting journals, see https://scholarlyoa.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/criteria-2015.pdf
- The recently published eBook by Leslie Nicoll and Peggy Chinn: “Writing in the Digital Age: Savvy Publishing for Healthcare Professionals,” published by Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins (2015) is available on Kindle (http://tinyurl.com/KindleWireless) as well as other eBook sources.
- If you have any questions or concerns about this issue, contact us using the contact form below. If you would like to participate in an online discussion, you can do so at http://nursingeditors.com/inane-initiatives/open-access-editorial-standards/oa-discussion/.