Commentary on why questionable publishers might be a more accurate term than predatory publishers.
Regardless of whether you call them questionable publishers, pay-to-play publishers or vanity publishers, we need to talk about them in our research integrity professional development efforts. While more entrenched in our thinking, the term predatory publishers no longer accurately reflects the dynamic of ‘shady’ research publishing. This cheeky graphic can be a lighthearted intro to this important topic.
This fun research integrity image is perfect for use in your workshop and other material that talk about predatory publishers (though we prefer the term questionable publishers).