Thursday, November 2, 2017
You probably have read about alleged academic journals that solicit articles, accept them, and then charge you significant fees for editing, editorial reviews, and publication. The journals have limited prestige, if any, and seem to be little more than money-making schemes for the publishers.
Journals of this nature have yet to invade the legal scholarship world, yet, with the increasing number of interdisciplinary articles in the legal field, some legal academics may fall into a trap.
Professor David H. Kaye runs three blogs devoted to what he finds to be flaky academic enterprises. The often include sad, but entertaining correspondence with the entrepreneurs. The blogs are:
- Forensic Science, Statistics, and the Law Blog
- Flaky Academic Journals Blog
- Flaky Academic Conferences Blog