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Predatory journals – A threat to academic credibility – University World News (Stephen Coan | May 2017)

Published/Released on May 19, 2017 | Posted by Admin on July 14, 2017 / , , , , , , ,
 


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Predatory journals and their publishers, driven solely by profit motives, are posing an increasing threat to academic credibility and to individual reputations.

This discussion piece explains predatory publishers, why they exist, how they operate, and what institutions can do to kill off their lucrative market.

“In academia today there is huge pressure to publish, and publish fast,” said Professor Johann Mouton, director of the Centre for Research on Science and Technology, or CREST, and the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Scientometrics and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy at Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
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“It’s important for university rankings and research metrics. It is important for academic careers – you don’t get ahead if you don’t publish. So academics are now turning to these predatory journals.”
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