Is predatory publishing a real threat? Evidence from a large database study

  title={Is predatory publishing a real threat? Evidence from a large database study},
  author={Marcelo Scherer Perlin and Takeyoshi Imasato and Denis Borenstein},
Using a database of potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access journals, the objective of this research is to study the penetration of predatory publications in the Brazilian academic system and the profile of authors in a cross-section empirical study. Based on a massive amount of publications from Brazilian researchers of all disciplines during the 2000–2015 period, we were able to analyze the extent of predatory publications using an econometric modeling. Descriptive… 
Peruvian Scientific Production Affected by Predatory Journals
Abstract The following study presents the output of predatory publications in the Peruvian universities that were included in the SCImago Institutions Rankings of 2020 during the period 2015–2019.
RETRACTED ARTICLE: Predatory publishing in Scopus: evidence on cross-country differences
Analysis of data for 172 countries in 4 fields of research indicates that there is a remarkable heterogeneity in the most affected countries, including Kazakhstan and Indonesia, around 17% of articles fall into the predatory category, while some other countries have no predatory articles whatsoever.
Knowledge production on predatory publishing: A systematic review
It is concluded that scholarship on predatory publishing is in the early stages of development, and it is thinly distributed across journals, fields, and research contexts.
Profile of authors publishing in ‘predatory’ journals and causal factors behind their decision: A systematic review
Findings of this review suggest meaningful action might address research evaluation policies and publication pressure that emerge from the research environment in which scholars operate authors’ limited capacity to publish in ‘legitimate’ journals and conventions of so-called ‘predatory’ publishers.
Problematizing ‘predatory publishing’: A systematic review of factors shaping publishing motives, decisions, and experiences
This systematic review shows the value of a holistic approach to studying individual publishing decisions within specific institutional, economic and political contexts, and identifies relevant empirical studies on academics who have published in so‐called ‘predatory’ journals.
Citation contagion: a citation analysis of selected predatory marketing journals
The conventional marketing literature has been already contaminated by predatory marketing journals, according to the extent of citations of articles published in 10 predatory marketing Journals examined.
Publishing in an Environment of Predation: The Many Things You Really Wanted to Know, but Did Not Know How to Ask
ABSTRACT The purpose of this research note is to define and review the extent of “predatory1” publishing process practices in academic journals in recent years. In addition, ascertaining what, if
Predatory publications in Scopus: Evidence on cross-country differences
The paper maps the infiltration of so-called "predatory" scholarly journals into the citation database Scopus and reveals that overall the most affected are middle-income countries in Asia and North Africa.
This is NOT spam!: An analysis of predatory publication invitations in library and information science
Predatory journal publications pose a significant threat to the quality of scholarly publications across disciplines, including in library and information science. These publications have been known
Demarcating spectrums of predatory publishing: Economic and institutional sources of academic legitimacy
  • Kyle Siler
  • Economics
    J. Assoc. Inf. Sci. Technol.
  • 2020
The emergence of open access (OA) publishing has altered incentives and opportunities for academic stakeholders and publishers. These changes have yielded a variety of new economic and academic


Economists behaving badly: publications in predatory journals
The extent of publishing in predatory journals in economics is examined. A simple model of researcher behavior is presented to explore those factors motivating an academic to publish in predatory
‘Predatory’ open access: a longitudinal study of article volumes and market characteristics
Despite a total number of journals and publishing volumes comparable to respectable open access journals, the problem of predatory open access seems highly contained to just a few countries, where the academic evaluation practices strongly favor international publication, but without further quality checks.
Predatory journals and their article publishing charges
A comprehensive assessment of the dynamics of open access journal publishing beyond author charges should be done to avoid using APCs alone as a measure of whether a journal is predatory or not.
Who publishes in “predatory” journals?
It is believed that economic and sociocultural conditions in these developing countries have contributed to the differences found in authorship between “predatory” and “nonpredatory" journals.
Predatory Open Access in Rehabilitation.
Are predatory journals undermining the credibility of science? A bibliometric analysis of citers
This paper is an analysis of potential predatory journals as well as potential poor scientific standards journals and shows that the characteristics of the citing author indeed resemble those of the publishing author.
The Rewards of Predatory Publications at a Small Business School
This study is the first to compare the rewards of publishing in predatory journals with the rewards of publishing in traditional journals. It finds that the majority of faculty with research
Predatory and fake scientific journals/publishers: A global outbreak with rising trend: A review
In recent times some publishers are intensively exploiting the model of open access publishing. During the last several years, studies have shown that there was a substantial increase in the number
Penetrating the Omerta of Predatory Publishing: The Romanian Connection
The paper presents the evidence in detail and uses it to analyze the publishing practices of the offending journal, using established criteria for assessing predatory publications, and warns the whole community of the long lasting damage when journals with low publishing ethics are taken seriously.