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Preserving the open access benefits pioneered by the Journal of Medical Internet Research and discouraging fraudulent journals

Preserving the open access benefits pioneered by the Journal of Medical Internet Research and discouraging fraudulent journals
Preserving the open access benefits pioneered by the Journal of Medical Internet Research and discouraging fraudulent journals

The Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) was an early pioneer of open access online publishing, and two decades later, some readers and authors may have forgotten the challenges of previous scientific publishing models. This commentary summarizes the many advantages of open access publishing for each of the main stakeholders in scientific publishing and reminds us that, like every innovation, there are disadvantages that we need to guard against, such as the problem of fraudulent journals. This paper then reviews the potential impact of some current initiatives, such as Plan S and JMIRx, concluding with some suggestions to help new open-access publishers ensure that the advantages of open access publishing outweigh the challenges.

fraudulent journals, knowledge management, mobilizing computable knowledge, open access, predatory journals, scientific journals
1438-8871
e16532
Wyatt, Jeremy C.
8361be5a-fca9-4acf-b3d2-7ce04126f468
Wyatt, Jeremy C.
8361be5a-fca9-4acf-b3d2-7ce04126f468

Wyatt, Jeremy C. (2019) Preserving the open access benefits pioneered by the Journal of Medical Internet Research and discouraging fraudulent journals. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 21 (12), e16532. (doi:10.2196/16532).

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The Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) was an early pioneer of open access online publishing, and two decades later, some readers and authors may have forgotten the challenges of previous scientific publishing models. This commentary summarizes the many advantages of open access publishing for each of the main stakeholders in scientific publishing and reminds us that, like every innovation, there are disadvantages that we need to guard against, such as the problem of fraudulent journals. This paper then reviews the potential impact of some current initiatives, such as Plan S and JMIRx, concluding with some suggestions to help new open-access publishers ensure that the advantages of open access publishing outweigh the challenges.

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Accepted/In Press date: 9 December 2019
Published date: 23 December 2019
Keywords: fraudulent journals, knowledge management, mobilizing computable knowledge, open access, predatory journals, scientific journals

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Local EPrints ID: 437203
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/437203
ISSN: 1438-8871
PURE UUID: 3c0a8c61-fd35-4612-8dad-3ced358c3f54
ORCID for Jeremy C. Wyatt: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-7008-1473

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Date deposited: 21 Jan 2020 17:36
Last modified: 22 Nov 2021 03:09

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Author: Jeremy C. Wyatt ORCID iD

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