Predatory Journals in Scientific Research: A Great Challenge

Nnodim Johnkennedy *

Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria.

Nwaokoro Joakin Chidozie

Department of Public Health, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Predatory journals are publications that promote themselves as authentic scholarly journals but falsify their publishing procedures. Predatory journals or periodicals that falsely represent their publishing works while presenting themselves as legitimate scholarly journals. They are referred to as fake, dishonest or bogus journals. Many copyright or publication ethics violations, such like making false claims that review process is given, keeping secrets about article processing charges (APC's), misrepresenting editorial board members and others, all examples of parasitic techniques. Since they are growing more widespread around the world, predatory journals are examined in this review to help authors identify and steer well clear of them.

Keywords: Predatory journals, dishonest publishers, article processing charges


How to Cite

Johnkennedy, N., & Chidozie, N. J. (2023). Predatory Journals in Scientific Research: A Great Challenge. Journal of Case Reports in Medical Science, 9(1), 1–4. https://doi.org/10.56557/jocrims/2023/v9i18135

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