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|Title:||Predatory Open Access Journals are Indexed in Reputable Databases: a Revisiting Issue or an Unsolved Problem|
|Authors:||Minh Duc, Nguyen |
|Abstract:||© 2020 Nguyen Minh Duc, Dang Vinh Hiep, Pham Minh Thong, Lejla Zunic, Muharem Zildzic, Doncho Donev, Slobodan M. Jankovic, Izet Hozo, Izet Masic. Introduction: Pseudo journals, hijacked journals, fraudulent journals, fake journals, and predatory journals waste valuable research when authors publish their studies in them. Aim: This article described novel suggested features for the identification of fraudulent journals and aimed to explain this issue to help inexperienced scientists avoid publishing in predatory journals. Methods: The articles related to this topic in were retrieved from PubMed and trustable Internet sources. Results: Unfortunately, some fake journals have made their way into reputable databases, such as PubMed, PubMed Central, MEDLINE, SCOPUS, and Web of Science; thus, the serious question has been raised regarding how we should address this problematic phenomenon. We recommended 28 suggested characteristics of predatory journals for readers to take into consideration. Conclusion: Unaware of the detrimental effects associated with publishing in disreputable journals, inexperienced researchers can fall victim to them. Together, as both readers and writers, we should completely boycott predatory journals.|
|Appears in Collections:||Faculty of Medical Sciences, Kragujevac|
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