Un autre regard sur les revues prédatrices – entretien avec Éric Filiol | Pour la Science
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Google English: "Another look at predatory magazines - interview with Éric Filiol
A survey of international media, including Le Monde , has pointed to the danger of "predatory" journals, scientific journals that publish articles of researchers - sometimes for a fee - without examining them. Eric Filiol, director of research in computer security at ESIEA, gives a more nuanced view of these journals. Interview.
For Science: What is a predator magazine?
Eric Filiol : These are scientific journals that publish in open access articles submitted by researchers who, in general, pay to be published. Some of these articles, however, are not evaluated by other researchers in the same field, commonly referred to as peer review .
Researchers who consult these journals are therefore not sure of always finding scientifically validated content, which threatens the integrity and proper functioning of scientific production. Especially when fake publications are found in databases of serious scientific articles like Google Scholar , Web of Science or Scopus. There are now more than 10,000 predatory journals, most of which are in Asia and Africa, and an estimated 2-3% of the content of the article databases is predictive. It is quite disturbing...."