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‘Dodgy’ articles in academic journals threatens integrity of South African science – News24 (Tony Carnie | September 2017)

 


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Cape Town – University scholars who publish their research in “dodgy” online scientific journals may be compromising their integrity in the new race to publish swiftly and prolifically, the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) acknowledged this week.

We don’t typically include such stories from South Africa but it’s an example of a government response to the scourge of illegitimate publishers.

The department was responding to queries after education experts raised serious concerns over the steady increase of South African research papers published in foreign “predatory journals”, that often dispense with the time-honoured peer review process, or simply provide fake peer reviews.
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Predatory journals have been described as publications that prey on young and unsuspecting scholars to submit their manuscripts, solely to make money from the scholars – often imitating the names of legitimate academic journals.
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