A few years ago, I assisted 3 physicians/instructors at UCSF's Fresno campus with the 300 references they compiled for a chapter in a book published by InTech.  It's great how accessible it is:  

I would be interested to know if there are any indications InTech is predatory in any way.  The open access concept is wonderful, but someone has to pay, and it has to be monitored somehow to make sure the review process is taken seriously.  
~ Judy 

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Subject: Open access book publisher InTechOpen?

Hi again-

I've read a lot about the predatory journal publishers but not book publishers.  Is anyone familiar with InTechOpen?

InTechOpen is the world's largest Science, Technology and Medicine Open Access book publisher. Since 2004, we have published over 2,700 books, comprised of more than 45,000 scientific works written by over 95,000 international scientists. Our mission is to support researchers make an impact within the scientific community by providing free access to their published work.

It looks like there is a publishing fee so I'm wondering if the invite our Dr. received was legitimate.



Kristine Petre, MLS, AHIP, CM
Senior Medical Librarian
Body Family Medical Library
Lehigh Valley Health Network
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Allentown, PA 18105
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