What do you do if you have inadvertently published in a questionable or predatory journal?
You received a flattering invitation from a publisher to publish your work. You have not published much so you are delighted to have the chance of another paper being published. This will look good on your CV. So, you submit your manuscript and await to hear the outcome of the review. You expect the peer-review process to take at […]
Are you being Hijacked as an Academic Author?
Did you know that hijacking is alive and well in the academic world? The Cambridge Dictionary’s definition of ‘hijacking’ is “to take control of or use something that does not belong to you for your own advantage”. Various types of hijackings are instigated by predatory publishers (those that side-step international best practice and scholarly publishing standards to exploit […]
Do you know your rights as a Scholarly Author?
Many authors receive contracts or licensing agreements from publishers and are not au fait with the legalese used in the document. They are not aware of their rights or they are reluctant to assert their rights for fear of their manuscript being rejected. They do not always have negotiating skills and tend to accept what is in the contract, without seeking legal assistance […]