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South Africa has spent millions of dollars subsidizing articles in scam academic journals – Quartz (Sarah Wild | September 2017)

Published/Released on September 19, 2017 | Posted by Admin on September 30, 2017 / , , , , , , , ,
 


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The South African government spent between 100 million rand ($7.7 million) and 300 million rand ($23 million) over a 10-year period in subsidies for articles published in predatory journals, according to a South African Journal of Science study.

Internationally, the academic world has seen a spike in the number of predatory journals.

These journals lure academics—often junior researchers—into paying to publish their findings in journals that have little to no peer review, are not recognized within their fields, and are a racket to make money out of open-access publishing.

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Also see ‘Dodgy’ articles in academic journals threatens integrity of South African science…
Also see The extent of South African authored articles in predatory journals…

 



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