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What is predatory publishing?

Predatory publishers exploit the open access publishing model for profit by creating Pseudo-Academic Journals.  

  • Use deception to appear legitimate (falsify editorial board, impact factor, etc.)
  • Make false claims about services (editorial, peer review, etc.)
  • No concern for quality of work published

Why is predatory publishing harmful?

Predatory publishing can be harmful in a number of ways

  • Negatively impact researcher and affiliated institution
  • Threaten scientific progress
  • Erode public trust of research results
  • Advance political agendas
  • Legitimate research can not be republished elsewhere

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