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Indexing by Bibliographic Databases of Journals Published in the Developing World (Papers: Aamir Raoof Memon and Ahmed Waqas | 2017)

 


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Abstract

The taking-down of Beall’s blog/list has been rightfully mourned as a resource lost to the research community (especially for HDRs and other ECRs) but it is worth noting that so called ‘blacklists’ can erroneously classify some publishers as predatory. This paper reflects on such errors from developing countries.

The removal of Beall’s blog may result in increased numbers of predatory journals and their subsequent victims. Recognizing this, the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) suggested criteria for identifying predatory journals in a statement issued on February 18, 2017. These criteria may be helpful in the current scenario of scientific publishing. However, a few lapses and limitations need to be taken into account when translating these policies to the situation in developing countries. This letter presents several cases of legitimate journals and platforms from the developing world that may be erroneously categorized as predatory according to the WAME criteria. We also suggest some improvements in these journals’ policies.
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Keywords
Indexing and abstracting, Journalism, Predatory, Research ethics
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Memon, A.R. & Waqas A (2017) Indexing by Bibliographic Databases of Journals Published in the Developing World. Science and Engineering Ethics. doi:10.1007/s11948-017-9898-y
Publisher: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11948-017-9898-y



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