Firm action needed on predatory journals

  title={Firm action needed on predatory journals},
  author={Jocalyn P Clark and Richard Smith},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
They’re harming researchers in low and middle income countries most, but everyone must fight back 

How stakeholders can respond to the rise of predatory journals

Predatory journals are a global and growing problem contaminating all domains of science and a coordinated response by all stakeholders will be needed to stop the influence of these illegitimate journals.

Reputable publishers and transparency about profits

Although I welcome the editorial on predatory journals,1 I was concerned about the lack of information on “reputable publishers.” Predatory journals are accused of having financial gain as their

Predatory journals are only part of the problem

Clark and colleagues discuss an important problem affecting research publication in many emerging low and middle income countries. But predatory journals and publishers are only part of the problem.1

Time to stop talking about ‘predatory journals’

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Nigerian Academics Patronizing Predatory Journals

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Critical analysis, credibility, and the politics of publishing in an era of ‘fake news’

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Predatory Journals: The Worst Thing in Publishing, Ever.

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Medical Publishing Triage – Chronicling Predatory Open Access Publishers

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