B – Predatory scholarly publishing

Vardi MY. Predatory scholarly publishing. Communications of the ACM 2012;55(7):5
(doi: 10.1145/2209249.2209250)

Scholarly publishing is a very unique business, in which there are several parties: publishers, research libraries, authors, editors and reviewers. The author states that the partnership that once existed between the scholarly community and commercial publishers is broken. Commercial publishers are driven by profits, which creates a conflict of interest between publishers and authors. The future of scholarly publishing belongs to association publishing, where all the participants of the publishing business share commitment to scholarship.