A blog today in The BMJ provides further commentary on predatory journals. The blog provides a good overview of how to recognise predatory journals, and provides a variety of tips. The key takeaways from the blog are:
- Predatory journals are not cooperative with attempts to “retract”
- It can be hard to distinguish legitimate and non-legitimate journals
- Some journals have developed “acceptable journals lists”
- We should assume that a journal is predatory until evidence is found to the contrary
- Everyone needs to be more accountable
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