Scientists in the Lurch After Imprecise MHRD Notice About 'Paid Journals' - The Wire

peter.suber's bookmarks 2017-10-16


"A notification from the ministry of human resource development to the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) in July this year has stated that papers published in journals that levy an article processing charge will not earn career advancement credits for their authors.

The notification has been directed towards quelling the menace of predatory journals, which will publish anything in exchange for an often substantial fee. However, the MHRD move has also sparked consternation among some scientists, who believe that there are legitimate journals that also charge an article processing charge, or APC, and that punishing scientists who publish in such journals would not be fair."


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Date tagged:

10/16/2017, 12:18

Date published:

10/16/2017, 08:47