Crotty, D. (2017). Predatory Publishing as a Rational Response to Poorly Governed Academic Incentives. The Scholarly Kitchen Blog. 28-02-17. Full text
In many developing countries, India and Nigeria for example, the evaluation of a faculty publication record for appointment and promotion decisions is based on publishing in an international journal — not a journal with an Impact Factor, not a journal indexed in Medline or Web of Science, not a journal in the DOAJ. As a result, researchers from these countries regularly publish in predatory journals. This approach to career advancement by academic institutions needs to change for predatory publishers to lose the market niche they serve.