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Predatory Journals

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...
May 5, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Kristen L Mauk
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2018: Rehabilitation Nursing: the Official Journal of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Indranil Saha, Bobby Paul
Publishing allows the author to share with the world his original findings, reasoning, important breakthroughs and it also creates the avenue for mandates of promotion and career upliftment. In an endeavour to publish an article, the first vital technicality that the authors face is selection of an appropriate journal. There has been steady increase in the number of predatory publishers and journals. Knowledge of the different publication models, websites to check valid open access journals and reliance on certain reputable publishing houses may actually guide the authors in selecting legitimate journals...
April 2018: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
Jaime A Teixeira da Silva
The debate surrounding preprints is increasing. Preprint proponents claim that preprints are a way to shore up trust in academic publishing, that they provide an additional 'quality' screen prior to traditional peer review, that they can assist with the replication crisis plaguing science in part by making negative or contradictory results public, and that they speed up the publishing process because fundamental results can be presented early, serving as timely reports for the purposes of tenure or grant funding...
April 2018: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
Sarah Cuschieri, Victor Grech
The increasing demand on academics and researchers to publish has led to the development of fake journals (also known as predatory journals). Such journals lack peer review and precipitate unfair criticism toward legitimate open access journals. Predatory journals tend to bombard a researcher's mailbox on a daily basis, inviting authors to submit a review/manuscript/opinion/short case to their journal while promising expedited publication - against a fee. This study assessed the unsolicited emails received over the period of November 2017 by a young and by a senior researcher...
July 2018: Early Human Development
Mary Grace Umlauf, Yuki Mochizuki
The purpose of this report is to inform and warn academics about practices used by cybercriminals who seek to profit from unwary scholars and undermine the industry of science. This report describes the signs, symptoms, characteristics, and consequences of predatory publishing and related forms of consumer fraud. Methods to curb these cybercrimes include educating scholars and students about tactics used by predatory publishers; institutional changes in how faculty are evaluated using publications; soliciting cooperation from the industries that support academic publishing and indexing to curb incorporation of illegitimate journals; and taking an offensive position by reporting these consumer fraud crimes to the authorities...
April 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Macario Camacho, Lauren K Reckley
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 15, 2018: Laryngoscope
Nancy A Ryan-Wenger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2018: Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing: JSPN
Muthu Madhan, Subbiah Gunasekaran, Subbiah Arunachalam
The evaluation of performance in scientific research at any level - whether at the individual, institutional, research council or country level - is not easy. Traditionally, research evaluation at the individual and institutional levels has depended largely on peer opinion, but with the rapid growth of science over the last century and the availability of databases and scientometric techniques, quantitative indicators have gained importance. Both peer review and metrics are subject to flaws, more so in India because of the way they are used...
March 23, 2018: Indian Journal of Medical Ethics
Michael Di Lena, J Curtis Nickel
INTRODUCTION: It is an accepted axiom that academics must publish to be considered successful. Open-source journals are quickly gaining traction in the scientific community as an effective way to disseminate important research. The open-access movement includes many successful, well-respected operations, but has also spawned a plethora of journals, some predatory and others that appear to be amateurish academic traps. We provide a first look at open-source journals, both reputable and predatory, specifically pertaining to urology...
April 6, 2018: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
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