Predatory journals recruit fake editor
An investigation finds that dozens of academic titles offered ‘Dr Fraud’ — a sham, unqualified scientist — a place on their editorial board. Katarzyna Pisanski and colleagues report.
Predatory Publishers Threaten to Erode Scholarly Communication
Predatory open-access (OA) publishers—the ones that exploit the gold (author pays)publishing model for their own profit— threaten the reputation of rigorously peer-reviewed OA journals. Many OA…
Differentiating predatory scholarship: best practices in scholarly publication
- BusinessThe International journal of pharmacy practice
The intent of this article is to define predatory publishing, identify the risks and costs associated with publishing scholarship with these types of organizations and to provide recommendations for…
Predators and hijackers in academic publishing
- MedicineThe European journal of general practice
A theme that has recently received increasing attention in medical publishing is predatory journals, where authors who submit an article, pay for a fake publication, and lose the chance of having the article published elsewhere.
A not‐so‐harmless experiment in predatory open access publishing
- MedicineLearn. Publ.
Plagiarism should not be solely blamed on authors when editors may be the culprits, and editors and publishers may fraudulently change articles to make them more publishable.
The downside of open-access publishing.
- EconomicsThe New England journal of medicine
The open-access model in which authors pay to have their work published offers an alternative way of financing quality control in scholarly publishing. But it also opens up opportunities for…
The challenge of the predatory open-access publishing outbreak.
- PsychologyEuropean journal of anaesthesiology
Anyone who publishes is likely to become a target for spam emails seeking article submissions and indiscriminate invitations to join editorial boards and attend fake conferences, risking stolen editorial identities and unethical attempts to inflate curricula vitae.
Nigerian Academics Patronizing Predatory Journals
- Business, Education
This study examines why Nigerian academics are patronizing predatory publishers and the implications of this for scholarly communication in Nigeria. The study pursued a qualitative method of face-t...
Predatory Journals: What They Are and How to Avoid Them
- PsychologyToxicologic pathology
This article aims to provide helpful information for authors on how to identify and avoid predatory journals.
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…