Just reading a really good blog post by Jeffrey Beall, librarian at Auraria Library, University of Colorado Denver on the Criteria for Determining Predatory Open-Access Publishers
In it he lists his criteria for determining what he defines as ‘predatory open-access publishers’. This is certainly something that we will be using when talking to post graduate students about where to publish and also as a checklist of things we must never do as a University press.
You can find Jeffrey’s blog at: http://scholarlyoa.com/2012/08/04/criteria-for-determining-predatory-open-access-publishers/
The document is available as a PDF at the link. http://scholarlyoa.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/criteria-2012.pdf