A parallel world of pseudo-academia, with prestigiously titled conferences and journals that will print seemingly anything for a fee, has the scientific community alarmed.
Hmm. If only there were a cadre of professionals out there who kept track of such things, who had a vested interest in keeping an eye on which OA journals were high quality (such as PLoS) and which ones were not. If only there were people researchers could partner with, along with their professional colleagues, to discuss and evaluation publication venues. If only there were people who spend a great deal of their time teaching other people how to critically evaluate what they see and read.
It’ll come to me in a minute, I’m sure.