Being a deliberate prey of a predator: Researchers’ thoughts after having published in predatory journal

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"The literature claims that mainly researchers from low-ranked universities in developing countries publish in predatory journals. We decided to challenge this claim using the University of Southern Denmark as a case. We ran the Beall’s List against our research registration database and identified 31 possibly predatory publications from a set of 6,851 publications within 2015-2016. A qualitative research interview revealed that experienced researchers from the developed world publish in predatory journals mainly for the same reasons as do researchers from developing countries: lack of awareness, speed and ease of the publication process, and a chance to get elsewhere rejected work published. However, our findings indicate that the Open Access potential and a larger readership outreach were also motives for publishing in open access journals with quick acceptance rates. ..."


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Tags: oa.predatory oa.quality oa.credibility oa.u.southern.denmark oa.surveys oa.denmark oa.journals

Date tagged:

12/22/2018, 13:57

Date published:

12/22/2018, 08:57