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Predatory Journals

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
P B Persson
Eleven national research funding organisations formed cOAlition S to implement ten principles together with the European Commission and the ERC. Among the ten principles, it is stated that the 'hybrid' model of publishing is not compliant, meaning that the EU funding organisations would only allow publishing in those journals exclusively offering pay-to-publish-free-to read journals (i.e., open access only). Should cOALITION S come to life without revision, this would exclude 85% of all current journals, including the five leading journals in physiology...
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...
September 27, 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
Verónica Aguerre, Fernando Ferrero
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
María Paz Bertoglia A, Andrea Águila A
The goal of the Open Access movement is to promote free access to scientific literature. From its creation in the nineties it has been a fundamental support to the democratization of knowledge. In the last years, however, a new fraud model has been detected: journals that use open access publications as "Predatory Journals", which do not fulfill minimal quality standards and profit with the model. To inform the Latin American community about such editorial malpractice, we have reviewed the literature about this issue, aiming to explain what predatory journals are, how to detect them and how they contact authors...
February 2018: Revista Médica de Chile
Soumitra Das, Seshadri Sekhar Chatterjee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2018: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
Gul Pamukcu Gunaydin, Nurettin Ozgur Dogan
Recently scientists have been targets of pseudo journals (fake, hijacked or predatory journals). These journals provide a low barrier to publication and quick publication times compared to high quality journals and exploit the pay-to-publish system in order to charge publication fees but they provide no formal peer-review. We aim to increase awareness among emergency physicians about pseudo journals. Trying to list all of fake, hijacked or predatory journals is not the solution because new journals are launched almost everyday and the fast proliferation of journals makes it difficult to identify and list all of them...
March 2018: Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine
Warren R Heymann
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2018: Skinmed
Peter Kokol, Jernej Završnik, Bojan Žlahtič, Helena Blažun Vošner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2018: Pediatric Research
Elizabeth Louise Young, Siba Prosad Paul
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 24, 2018: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
G Richtig, M Berger, B Lange-Asschenfeldt, W Aberer, E Richtig
The companies publishing predatory journals are an emerging problem in the area of scientific literature as they only seek to drain money from authors without providing any customer service for the authors or their readership. These predatory journals try to attract new submissions by aggressive email advertising and high acceptance rates. But in turn, they do not provide proper peer review, and therefore, the scientific quality of submitted articles is questionable. This is important because more and more people, including patients, are reading such journals and rely on the information they provide...
September 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
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