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Predatory Publishing: A Quantitative Assessment, the Predatory Score
Predatory publishing is a relatively new concept but for which few industry standards and regulations have been implemented, either due to regulatory limitations or due to difficulties in dealingExpand
Multiple Authorship in Scientific Manuscripts: Ethical Challenges, Ghost and Guest/Gift Authorship, and the Cultural/Disciplinary Perspective
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Ghost and guest authorship are examined in this paper to assess the extent of discrepancies among the same set of STM publishers and what possible influence they might have on publishing ethics. Expand
CiteScore: A cite for sore eyes, or a valuable, transparent metric?
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This short communication explores the similarities and differences between JIF and CS and explores what this seismic shift in metrics culture might imply for journal readership and authorship. Expand
Why do some retracted papers continue to be cited?
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Clear identification of a retracted article using a watermark and in databases is a crucial step while incorporation of an electronic “retraction check” in reference management software and during the online submission is necessary to detect and avoid citing retracted literature. Expand
What Value Do Journal Whitelists and Blacklists Have in Academia
Abstract This paper aims to address the issue of predatory publishing, sensu lato. To achieve this, we offer our perspectives, starting initially with some background surrounding the birth of theExpand
Who owns science, owns society
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This small opinion paper is meant to be a nutcracker of sorts intended to initiate a cascade of counter-measures to stem the inevitable tide. Expand
Publishing volumes in major databases related to Covid-19
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A snapshot of how the publishing landscape has evolved in the first six months of 2020 in response to this pandemic is provided and the risks associated with the speed of publications are discussed. Expand
Multiple versions of the h-index: cautionary use for formal academic purposes
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The h-index is one of the few author-based metrics currently available that offers a perspective of the productivity and citation impact of a scientist, researcher, or academic and it is unclear which of these sources is a reliable or accurate source of information, for any purpose. Expand
Notices and Policies for Retractions, Expressions of Concern, Errata and Corrigenda: Their Importance, Content, and Context
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It was discovered that in almost all cases (88.9 %), the wording used to define these four categories of polices differs from that of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), which is generally considered to be the guiding set of definitions in science publishing. Expand
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