A Walk on the Wild Side: 'Predatory' Journals and Information Asymmetries in Scientific Evaluations

  title={A Walk on the Wild Side: 'Predatory' Journals and Information Asymmetries in Scientific Evaluations},
  author={M. Bagues and Mauro Sylos-Labini and N. Zinovyeva},
  journal={Microeconomics: Asymmetric & Private Information eJournal},
  • M. Bagues, Mauro Sylos-Labini, N. Zinovyeva
  • Published 2017
  • Political Science, Psychology
  • Microeconomics: Asymmetric & Private Information eJournal
  • In recent years the academic world has witnessed the mushrooming of journals that falsely pretend to be legitimate academic outlets. We study this phenomenon using information from 46,000 researchers seeking promotion in Italian academia. About 5% of them have published in journals included in the blacklist of ‘potential, possible, or probable predatory journals’ elaborated by the scholarly librarian Jeffrey Beall. Data from a survey that we conducted among these researchers confirms that at… CONTINUE READING
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