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#1 Ellen Paul

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 10:29 AM

 

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Many Academics Are Eager to Publish in Worthless Journals

 

https://www.nytimes....-academics.html

 

 

The number of such journals has exploded to more than 10,000 in recent years, with nearly as many predatory as legitimate ones. “Predatory publishing is becoming an organized industry,” wrote one group of critics in a paper in Nature.

 

The legitimate journals rejected her application immediately. But 48 out of 360 questionable journals made her an editor. Four made her editor in chief. One journal sent her an email saying, “It’s our pleasure to add your name as our editor in chief for the journal with no responsibilities.”






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