Off to a bad start

The Open Access Journal Publishers Association (OAJPA) is a new organization trying to fill the niche already well-served by the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA).

I'd say it's off to a bad start. Here's one of its first announcements: "OAJPA invite [sic] the new publisher [sic] for widening the organization of well repute [sic]." 

On a page it calls "Open Access Model", it reprints a verbatim copy of my Open Access Overview <>. Normally, I wouldn't mind, since I distribute the Overview under a CC-BY license. But OAJPA doesn't attribute the text to me, and adds an "all rights reserved" notice of its own at the bottom of the page.

Thanks to +Jeffrey Beall for the alert. His take makes sense: OAJPA "is a dishonest attempt to add a mark of legitimacy to a bunch of predatory journals."

OAJPA (suspicious)

OASPA (entirely legit)

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