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A recent blog and editorial by Professor Jens Nielsen (Editor-in-Chief of FEMS Yeast Research) discuss several pressing issues in scientific publishing, including predatory journals, the usefulness of journal impact factors … Continue Reading A guide to developments in scientific publishing
Predatory journals are a hot topic among publishing professionals, however the issue is now becoming more widely known outside of academic circles. A recent article in the New York Times … Continue Reading A “new and ugly symbiosis”? Why do some scientists choose to publish in predatory journals?
Jan Seal-Roberts, Publishing Director at Adis, provides an update on predatory publishing and its risks. Recorded 4 October 2017 at a MedComms Networking event in Oxford. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv. Jan’s presentation (PDF format) is … Continue Reading [VIDEO] Predatory publishing: an update
Predatory journals and publishers are characterised by questionable, often unethical, publication practices. This was confirmed by results of a new survey-based study, which were presented at the 8th international congress … Continue Reading Authorship in exchange for payment: new study into predatory journals and publishers
In a recent letter to The Lancet, Andrea Manca and colleagues called for PubMed to act over the increasing number of predatory journals indexed in the biomedical database. This followed … Continue Reading Predatory journals increasingly indexed in PubMed: A call for action
Jackie Marchington, Director of Global Operations at Caudex, talks through a common sense approach to assessing the credibility of an academic journal, prior to submission of a paper for peer review. … Continue Reading [VIDEO] A forensic examination of a possibly questionable journal
In January of this year, Beall’s online list of ‘potential, possible, or probable’ predatory publishers was taken down. Cabells International, a Texas-based firm, has now stepped in to fill the … Continue Reading New blacklist of predatory publishers launched
From guide dogs to guard dogs, and from police dogs to search-and-rescue dogs, we are used to our canine friends helping us out in the world of work. But a … Continue Reading Barking up the wrong tree: predatory journals recruit canine to editorial boards
Join ICON plc at this webinar, featuring Jeffrey Beall, to learn tips and tools to enhance your medical publication efforts and to help avoid so-called “predatory journals”. The webinar will discuss the … Continue Reading [FREE WEBINAR]: Optimise Medical Publishing and Avoid “Predatory Journals”
With ambitions of becoming an editor, Dr Anna Olga Szust, an associate professor at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, circulated her CV to 360 biomedical journals with a cover … Continue Reading Sting operation highlights the dubious practices of predatory journals
Jeffrey Beall is a librarian who until recently curated a black list of predatory journals and publishers on the Scholarly Open Access website. Beall defined a list of criteria that … Continue Reading What makes a journal ‘predatory’?
The World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) has published guidance on how to differentiate legitimate journals from predatory ones. The rise in predatory journals is a real problem and a … Continue Reading A new framework to help identify predatory journals