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DATABASE SCOPUS HOSTS PAPERS FROM MORE THAN 300 POTENTIALLY ‘PREDATORY’ JOURNALS PDF Stampa E-mail

Predatory journals are those that tend to publish low-quality science and deviate from best editorial practices. They might use false or misleading information, or aggressive solicitation practices, and collect fees for publishing work that undergoes little editorial scrutiny.
The widely used academic database Scopus hosts papers from more than 300 potentially 'predatory' journals that have questionable publishing practices, an analysis has found. Together, these titles contributed more than 160,000 articles over three years — almost 3% of the studies indexed on Scopus during the period. Their presence on Scopus and other popular research databases raises concerns that poor-quality studies could mislead scientists and pollute the scientific literature. (F: Nature 11.03.21)