We have received the following communication from National Knowledge Resource Consortium (NKRC), managed by CSIR-NISCAIR, which is self-explanatory.
In the Task Force meeting of the XII Five Year Plan Project on “CSIR-wide Access to Online Information Resources”, it was noted that many open access journals have come into being that are exploiting the “author pay” model. There have been many worldwide instances of such predatory open access journals misleading scientists and researchers to publish their research papers in them.
The Task Force was of the view that CSIR scientists and researchers should be made aware of such journals so that we do not publish in these journals.
The Task Force suggested that a list be prepared based on the titles compiled at scholarlyoa.com by Jeffery Beall of the University of Colorado.
In the following pages, the predatory open access journals have been listed.
Dr. A. Hariharan
Officer-in-charge, Knowledge Resource Division
CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Center
CSIR Campus, Taramani