Predatory journals: no definition, no defence

@article{Grudniewicz2019PredatoryJN,
  title={Predatory journals: no definition, no defence},
  author={Agnes Grudniewicz and David Moher and Kelly Denise Cobey and Gregory L Bryson and Samantha Cukier and Kristiann Allen and Clare Ardern and Lesley Balcom and Tiago Barros and Monica Berger and Jairo Buitrago Ciro and Lucia Cugusi and Michael R. Donaldson and Matthias Egger and Ian D. Graham and Matt J. Hodgkinson and Karim M. Khan and Mahlubi Mabizela and Andrea Manca and Katrin Milzow and Johann Mouton and Marvelous Muchenje and Tom Olijhoek and Alexander K. Ommaya and Bhushan Patwardhan and Deborah C. Poff and Laurie Proulx and Mark Rodger and Anna Severin and Michaela Strinzel and Mauro Sylos-Labini and Robyn Tamblyn and Marthie van Niekerk and Jelte M. Wicherts and Manoj Mathew Lalu},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2019},
  volume={576},
  pages={210 - 212}
}
Leading scholars and publishers from ten countries have agreed a definition of predatory publishing that can protect scholarship. It took 12 hours of discussion, 18 questions and 3 rounds to reach. Leading scholars and publishers from ten countries have agreed a definition of predatory publishing that can protect scholarship. It took 12 hours of discussion, 18 questions and 3 rounds to reach. 

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