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Predatory Journals

Roger Watson
I am writing this in China and, looking from my hotel room, I can barely see beyond the buildings on the other side of the street. It's pollution; it obscures vision, and exposure has. adverse effects on health. I think 'pollution' is an excellent metaphor for what we are currently seeing in academic publishing as a result of the seemingly inexorable increase in the number of predatory publishers and the 'fruits' of their labour, the predatory journals and predatory conferences. This article is protected by copyright...
December 1, 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
María Francisca Abad-García
This article presents an analysis of the concept of plagiarism in order to show the wide spectrum of manifestations that can be considered as such when committing a transgression of intellectual property, carried out with the intention of deceiving the authors' true contribution and the originality and novelty of the information. The article describes the concurrent circumstances in intentional plagiarism, and the damage that this misconduct causes in the credibility of the scientific system, in which authorship credit is the foundation of the academic career, of the prestige of the author in the scientific community, and the basis for research funding...
November 27, 2018: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
Rishi Mugesh Kanna
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2018: Journal of Hand and Microsurgery
Diego H Sauka
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2018: Revista Argentina de Microbiología
Aamir Raoof Memon, Muhammad Ehab Azim
Publishing a manuscript or presenting at a conference are considered valuable accomplishments in one's professional career. However, it is necessary that the outlet be a legitimate rather than a fraudulent or predatory one. Predatory journals have been explored previously to a greater extent but the conference version of predatory entities is the newest iteration. To date, very few studies have endeavored to address the nuisance of predatory conferences and to explain the full magnitude of their significance...
November 2018: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
James Ray Yan, Hassan Baldawi, Johnathan Robert Lex, Gabriel Simchovich, Louis-Philippe Baisi, Anthony Bozzo, Michelle Ghert
BACKGROUND: The open-access model has changed the landscape of academic publishing over the last 20 years. An unfortunate consequence has been the advent of predatory publishing, which exploits the open-access model for monetary gain by collecting publishing fees from authors under the pretense of being a legitimate publication while providing little-to-no peer review. This study aims to investigate the predatory publishing phenomenon in orthopaedic literature. METHODS: We searched Beall's List of Predatory Journals and Publishers and another list of predatory journals for journal titles that are possibly related to orthopaedics...
November 7, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Jagadeesh Bayry
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2018: Nature
Chad E Cook, Joshua A Cleland, Paul E Mintken
Predatory journals are compromising the scientific credibility of "published" research. Past concerns with predatory journals have included the lack of a peer-review process, lack of an editorial board, and little to no description of the publication's ethical standards. In this editorial, we describe the ease with which bogus information can be published in predatory journals, and outline 3 risks to credible science associated with published information and downstream referencing, which may occur through source amnesia bias...
November 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
H Sharma, S Verma
In today's world when biomedical science is experiencing continuous threats from various sources, publication of research articles in predatory journals has created a major havoc. These predatory journals are publishing worthless biomedical science which will haunt genuine researchers and keen readers of authentic biomedical journals for several decades. Hence, researchers of various disciplines and academic experience should be continuously made aware of these predatory publishers and potential ways to recognize them...
October 2018: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
Pontus B Persson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 4, 2018: Acta Physiologica
Markus Rupp, Lydia Anastasopoulou, Elke Wintermeyer, Deeksha Malhaan, Thaqif El Khassawna, Christian Heiss
Predatory publishing is a major threat to contemporary publishing, as it offers 'to unaware scientist's', a quick open-access publication against fees without peer-review procedures.. Lack of peer-review leads to unethical practices, as plagiarism, publication of unscientific falsified data, and even unsafe clinical practices. As these journals threaten the credibility of academic publishing, significant work has been done from many scientific teams, in the last years, in establishing discriminating criteria between predatory and legitimate publishing...
October 4, 2018: International Orthopaedics
Lisa Schulmeister
OBJECTIVES: To review trends and issues in publishing and provide resources on publishing opportunities for oncology nurses. DATA SOURCES: Journal articles, publishers' information for authors, online publishing resources, discussions with journal and textbook editors, personal experience. CONCLUSION: Advances in oncology practice and publishing present new opportunities-as well as new challenges-for nurse authors. Nurses need to stay abreast of developments in oncology and be aware of trends and issues in publishing, including the emergence of publications with predatory practices...
November 2018: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Andrea Cortegiani, Federico Longhini, Filippo Sanfilippo, Santi Maurizio Raineri, Cesare Gregoretti, Antonino Giarratano
Predatory publishing is an exploitative fraudulent open-access publishing model that applies charges under the pretense of legitimate publishing operations without actually providing the editorial services associated with legitimate journals. The aim of this study was to analyze this phenomenon in the field of anesthesiology and related specialties (intensive care, critical and respiratory medicine, pain medicine, and emergency care). Two authors independently surveyed a freely accessible, constantly updated version of the original Beall lists of potential, possible, or probable predatory publishers and standalone journals...
September 18, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Andrea Manca, David Moher, Lucia Cugusi, Zeevi Dvir, Franca Deriu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 4, 2018: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
Armen Yuri Gasparyan, Marlen Yessirkepov, Alexander A Voronov, Anna M Koroleva, George D Kitas
Over the past few years, updated editorial policy statements of several associations have provided a platform for improving the quality of scientific research and publishing. The updates have particularly pointed to the need for following research reporting standards, authorship and contributorship regulations, implementing digital tools for the identification and crediting academic contributors, and moving towards optimal ethical open-access models. This article overviews some of the recent editorial policy statements of global editorial associations and reflects on the role of the regional counterparts in advancing scholarly publishing...
August 27, 2018: Journal of Korean Medical Science
Kelly D Cobey, Manoj M Lalu, Becky Skidmore, Nadera Ahmadzai, Agnes Grudniewicz, David Moher
Background: There is no standardized definition of what a predatory journal is, nor have the characteristics of these journals been delineated or agreed upon. In order to study the phenomenon precisely a definition of predatory journals is needed. The objective of this scoping review is to summarize the literature on predatory journals, describe its epidemiological characteristics, and to extract empirical descriptions of potential characteristics of predatory journals. Methods: We searched five bibliographic databases: Ovid MEDLINE, Embase Classic + Embase, ERIC, and PsycINFO, and Web of Science on January 2 nd , 2018...
2018: F1000Research
Peter Munk, Tyler M Coupal, Wilfred Cg Peh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 20, 2018: Medical Journal of Australia
Thomas F Babor, Judit H Ward
The name predatory publisher has been applied by academic librarian Jeffrey Beall to describe an open-access, scholarly publishing business model in which publication fees are charged to authors without providing the editorial judgment, peer-review process, and publishing services associated with more established journals. In the addiction field, as many as 20 journal titles now operate according to this model, and most of their editors are either nonexistent or impossible to contact. Although predatory publishing should not be equated with open access, this article argues that predatory publishers are diluting scientific quality in the addiction field by taking advantage of the open-access movement...
July 2018: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
Shaukat Ali Jawaid, Masood Jawaid
Authors under pressure to publish to meet some academic requirement are one of the most dangerous pressure group which the editors of good quality peer review biomedical journals have to face every day. Their failure to read and follow instructions for authors which are published on every journal website, lack of training facilities in research methodology, medical writing, and low computer literacy rate leads to increased trauma to their manuscripts. The authors must realize that from submission to final publication manuscripts go through various stages i...
May 2018: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
Pedro David Delgado-López, Eva María Corrales-García
In the last decade, electronic media has irrupted physician's clinical practice. Patients increasingly use Internet and social media to obtain enormous amounts of unsupervised data about cancer. Blogs, social networking sites, online support groups and forums are useful channels for medical education and experience sharing but also perfect environments for misinformation, quackery, violation of privacy and lack of professionalism. The widespread availability of such electronic resources allows some followers of the alternative oncology to spread useless irrational and controversial remedies for cancer, like false medicaments, miraculous diets, electronic devices, and even psychic therapies, as did charlatans in the past, providing false expectations about cancer treatments...
May 13, 2018: Curēus
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