ERIC Number: EJ1147058
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Academic Nightmares: Predatory Publishing
Van Nuland, Sonya E.; Rogers, Kem A.
Anatomical Sciences Education, v10 n4 p392-394 Jul-Aug 2017
Academic researchers who seek to publish their work are confronted daily with a barrage of e-mails from aggressive marketing campaigns that solicit them to publish their research with a specialized, often newly launched, journal. Known as predatory journals, they often promise high editorial and publishing standards, yet their exploitive business models, poor quality control, and minimal overall transparency victimize those researchers with limited academic experience and pave the way for low-quality articles that threaten the foundation of evidence-based research. Understanding how to identify these predatory journals requires thorough due diligence on the part of the submitting authors, and a commitment by reputable publishers, institutions, and researchers to publicly identify these predators and eliminate them as a threat to the careers of young scientists seeking to disseminate their work in scholarly journals.
Descriptors: Periodicals, Ethics, Marketing, Writing for Publication, Educational Quality, Quality Control, Accountability, Evidence Based Practice, Barriers, Identification, Scientific and Technical Information, Scholarship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
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