Why do authors publish in predatory journals?

  title={Why do authors publish in predatory journals?},
  author={Serhat Kurt},
  journal={Learned Publishing},
  • Serhat Kurt
  • Published 1 April 2018
  • Education
  • Learned Publishing
E-mail: fskurt@gmail.com Abstract This study examines the reasons why authors publish in ‘predatory’ OA journals. [] Key Method Different methods, including WHOIS tracking, were utilized to query basic information about the selected journals, including location and registrant. Then, 300 articles were randomly selected from within selected journals in various scientific fields. Authors of the selected articles were contacted and sent survey questions to complete.

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