How Frequently are Articles in Predatory Open Access Journals Cited

  title={How Frequently are Articles in Predatory Open Access Journals Cited},
  author={Bo-Christer Bj{\"o}rk and Sari Kanto-Karvonen and J. Tuomas Harviainen},
Predatory journals are Open Access journals of highly questionable scientific quality. Such journals pretend to use peer review for quality assurance, and spam academics with requests for submissions, in order to collect author payments. In recent years predatory journals have received a lot of negative media. While much has been said about the harm that such journals cause to academic publishing in general, an overlooked aspect is how much articles in such journals are actually read and in… 

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