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Predatory Journals

Diego A Forero, Marilyn H Oermann, Andrea Manca, Franca Deriu, Hugo Mendieta-Zerón, Mehdi Dadkhah, Roshan Bhad, Smita N Deshpande, Wei Wang, Myriam Patricia Cifuentes
Predatory journals (PJ) exploit the open-access model promising high acceptance rate and fast track publishing without proper peer review. At minimum, PJ are eroding the credibility of the scientific literature in the health sciences as they actually boost the propagation of errors. In this article, we identify issues with PJ and provide several responses, from international and interdisciplinary perspectives in health sciences. Authors, particularly researchers with limited previous experience with international publications, need to be careful when considering potential journals for submission, due to the current existence of large numbers of PJ...
November 5, 2018: Annals of Global Health
Cathy Vakil
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2019: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
P A Heasman
The science and practice of dentistry are underpinned by research and clinical developments that have been evaluated rigorously before being presented to the profession in peer-reviewed journals or at national and international meetings. The online platform that supports open access journals has been corrupted by the emergence of so-called 'predatory journals', which accept papers on payment of a significant publication fee. This practice has now extended to dental conferences and this article describes the author's personal views of predatory conferences...
February 1, 2019: British Dental Journal
David William Hedding
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2019: Nature
Horacio Rivera
Inappropriate authorship and other fraudulent publication strategies are pervasive. Here, I deal with contribution disclosures, authorship disputes versus plagiarism among collaborators, kin co-authorship, gender bias, authorship trade, and fake peer review (FPR). In contrast to underserved authorship and other ubiquitous malpractices, authorship trade and FPR appear to concentrate in some Asian countries that exhibit a mixed academic pattern of rapid growth and poor ethics. It seems that strong pressures to publish coupled with the incessantly growing number of publications entail a lower quality of published science in part attributable to a poor, compromised or even absent (in predatory journals) peer review...
January 14, 2019: Journal of Korean Medical Science
Fatema Jawad
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2019: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Andrea Cortegiani, Filippo Sanfilippo, Jacopo Tramarin, Antonino Giarratano
PURPOSE: To evaluate the characteristics and practice of predatory journals in critical care medicine (CCM). METHODS: We checked a freely accessible online and constantly updated version of the Beall lists of potential predatory publishers/journals in the field of CCM. We checked the journals' websites to retrieve the following data such as: 1) Country and address (checked by Google maps); 2) Article processing charges (APC); 3) Indexing; 4) Editor-in-chief and the Editorial Board (EB) members; 5) Number of published articles; 6) Review time (lapse submission-acceptance); 7) English form...
December 29, 2018: Journal of Critical Care
Edward Barroga, Hiroshi Mitoma
Scholarly article writing and publishing in international peer-reviewed journals can become an overwhelming task for many medical, nursing, and healthcare professionals in a university setting, especially in countries whose native language is not English. To help improve their scientific writing skills and publishing capacity, a university-based editing system and writing programs can be developed as educational platforms. These are delivered by a team of specialist editors composed of tenured faculty members who have a strong medical background and extensive experience in teaching courses on medical research, editing, writing, and publishing...
January 7, 2019: Journal of Korean Medical Science
Amanda Ross-White, Christina M Godfrey, Kimberley A Sears, Rosemary Wilson
Objectives: The number of predatory journals is increasing in the scholarly communication realm. These journals use questionable business practices, minimal or no peer review, or limited editorial oversight and, thus, publish articles below a minimally accepted standard of quality. These publications have the potential to alter the results of knowledge syntheses. The objective of this study was to determine the degree to which articles published by a major predatory publisher in the health and biomedical sciences are cited in systematic reviews...
January 2019: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Eileen F Baker, Kenneth V Iserson, Andrew L Aswegan, Gregory L Larkin, Arthur R Derse, Chadd K Kraus
The number of both print and open access (OA) journals has increased dramatically. While electronic availability of information on the Internet may offer greater potential for information sharing, it also gives rise to "predatory" journals and deceptive publishers. In this Invited Commentary, the authors describe both the opportunities and potential perils that come with OA publications.Definitions for four models of legitimate OA are provided: the gold model, the green model, the platinum model, and the hybrid model...
December 18, 2018: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
Jenny Z Wang, Aunna Pourang, Barbara Burrall
The world of medical science literature is ever increasingly accessible via the Internet. Open access online medical journals, in particular, offer access to a wide variety of useful information at no cost. In addition, they provide avenues for publishing that are available to health care providers of all levels of training and practice. Whereas costs are less with the publishing of online open access journals, fewer resources for funding and technical support also exist. A recent rise in predatory journals, which solicit authors but charge high fees per paper published and provide low oversight, pose other challenges to ensuring the credibility of accessible scientific literature...
January 2019: Clinics in Dermatology
John F Butterworth, Thomas R Vetter
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2019: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Niels Vest, Hjalte Christian Reeberg Sass
INTRODUCTION: Predatory publishing has led to an increasing amount of scientific spam mails addressed to medical researchers. This study aimed at characterising this spam further. METHODS: Prospective study of spam received during a three-month-period. RESULTS: A total of 137 spam e-mails with scientific contents were received. The majority (88%) was automatically led to the spam filter. The mails represented various invitations from journals (77%), conferences (19%) and other (4%)...
December 10, 2018: Ugeskrift for Laeger
Humberto Reyes B
Medical journals are fundamental elements in medical education, in professional life, in research and in academic careers. They communicate new scientific and clinical findings, legitimate and give credibility to biomedical and clinical investigation, are guarantors of the authors' intellectual property, are a useful forum for the discussion of relevant topics, distribute selected information to readers and are archives of their publications. Out of the numerous medical journals appeared before and during the XIXth Century, only 24 of them remain active until today and Revista Médica de Chile appears as number 20 in the list...
August 2018: Revista Médica de Chile
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
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