How is open access accused of being predatory? The impact of Beall's lists of predatory journals on academic publishing

  title={How is open access accused of being predatory? The impact of Beall's lists of predatory journals on academic publishing},
  author={Franciszek Krawczyk and Emanuel Kulczycki},
  journal={The Journal of Academic Librarianship},
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