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Predators and Other Solutions


Jindra Planková, Silesian University in Opava - Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava - The Institute of Computer Science, Czech Republic

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Open access (OA) is an important element in the process of improving road professional information to their users. In the last few years OA has become an essential part of scientific communication and there was also a considerable increase awareness of its fundamental principles, possibilities, objectives and publishing tools.

In the Czech Republic has been presented and discussed a number of OA issues, which reflect not only the interest but also the timeliness issue. In this context, open access questions may seem simple, but in addition to the obvious benefits shows a number of current issues.

The paper deals with the specification publishing approaches to open access, in particular, the creation and dissemination of massive predatory publishers and magazines. Based on the quantitative analysis of selected predatory journals will be made to the negative elements and the scope of the current creation of a monopoly in the publishing field.

The purpose is to draw attention to Czech authors’ negatives emerging monopolization and reducing the idea of open access. The aim is to appeal to the introduction of preventive measures, mitigating the risk of abuse of functionality already existing system of open access in the Czech Republic.

Author's professional CV

PhDr. Jindra Planková, Ph.D. was born in Vítkov on 19th of December 1973. She graduated master’s programme in Librarianship and Information science at the Charles University in Prague. In the year 2007 passed doctorate viva voce examination and in the year 2008 finished doctoral study in Information science at Charles University in Prague.

She was employed 5 years in the Central University Library of Silesian University in Opava as a special librarian. From the year 2003 was employed as an assistant at the Department of Informatics at Silesian University in Opava.

She is actively engaged in electronic document delivery services, new information services, Open Access to scientific information, special information sources and services, digital library and electronic archives and repositories.

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