March 4, 2012
'Predatory' Online Journals Lure Scholars Who Are Eager to Publish
Benjamin Rasmussen for The Chronicle
Amy L. Reynolds, an associate dean at Louisiana State University's Manship School of Mass Communication, had never heard of the Journal of Mass Communication and Journalism when she first received an e-mail soliciting submissions for it. But she took a quick look at the journal's Web site, recognized some friends and colleagues on its editorial board, and sent a note about the publishing opportunity to all of her school's graduate students.
That's a decision Ms. Reynolds says