What happens if you publish in a predatory Journal?

What happens if you publish in a predatory Journal?

The papers you publish in predatory journals are unlikely to be cited, which will affect the impact of your research and, if you care about such things, it will stop metrics such as your h-index growing as fast as it could. Perhaps the most worrying aspect is the lack of peer review, with all that entails.

How do you find predatory journals?

6 Ways to Spot a Predatory JournalAlways check the website thoroughly. Check if the journal is a member of DOAJ, COPE, OASPA or STM. Check the journal’s contact information. Research the editorial board. Take a look at their peer review process and publication timelines. Read through past issues of the journal.

What is meant by predatory Journal?

The consensus definition reached was: “Predatory journals and publishers are entities that prioritize self-interest at the expense of scholarship and are characterized by false or misleading information, deviation from best editorial and publication practices, a lack of transparency, and/or the use of aggressive and …

How can predatory journals be prevented?

How to Avoid Predatory JournalsCheck to see if the journal is indexed in MEDLINE/PubMed (use filter “currently indexed in MEDLINE”) or another reputable literature database such as Web of Science, CINAHL, etc.When searching for a high-quality journal use the criteria described in the following blog.

WHO publishes in predatory journals?

Those who publish in “predatory” journals are, for the most part, young and inexperienced researchers from developing countries. We believe that economic and sociocultural conditions in these developing countries have contributed to the differences found in authorship between “predatory” and “nonpredatory” journals.

Why are predatory journals bad?

The problem with predatory publishers is that there is no, or very little, peer review yet the papers that they publish become part of the scientific archive. This not only undermines the scientific process, as experts are not evaluating the papers, but it is infecting the scientific archive.

How many predatory journals are there?

Predatory journals have rapidly increased their publication volumes from 53,0 to an estimated 420,000 articles in 2014, published by around 8,000 active journals.

Is Hindawi predatory?

An interesting example is Hindawi, an Egyptian publisher once considered predatory that improved its practices and standards over time. Beall also lists common practices indicative of low-quality but not necessarily predatory journals.

Are Mdpi journals reputable?

In my very personal opinion MDPI is an reputable publisher, but their journals are not first-class. I did a review for them once, and the peer review process was smooth. Also, I knew the field of the reviewed paper very well, so I guess they selected me as a reviewer carefully.

Is scientific reports a bad Journal?

Scientific Reports publishes the most articles of any journal in the world and it has the quality you’d expect. Its impact factor is higher than that of PLOS One because of a handful of physics articles that get published there each year that rack up a ton of citations.

Who owns Hindawi?

Hindawi Ltd was founded in London in 2013 by Ahmed Hindawi and had acquired all the assets and intellectual property of Hindawi Publishing Corporation by 2017. The Chief Executive Officer is Paul Peters.

Is Hindawi peer reviewed?

All research articles, review articles, case reports, and case series published in Hindawi journals undergo full peer review by independent academic editors and reviewers.

What does Hindawi mean?

Origin of hindawi Of Urdu/Arabic origin, meaning “Indian”.

Is Hindawi Scopus indexed?

Hindawi’s journals are indexed in hundreds of Abstracting and Indexing databases. The following is a list of the journals covered by Scopus. A complete list of the databases that cover a particular journal can be viewed by clicking the link for that journal below.

Which is better Scopus or PubMed?

PubMed remains an optimal tool in biomedical electronic research. Scopus covers a wider journal range, of help both in keyword searching and citation analysis, but it is currently limited to recent articles (published after 1995) compared with Web of Science.

Is Hindawi PubMed indexed?

The analysis revealed that on the average, Hindawi journals indexed in Scopus and PubMed are Q2 journals and averagely cited as indicated by the distribution of the Citescore metric.