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State pays millions for predatory journal articles

The South African government spent between R100 million (US$7.5 million) and R300 million (US$23 million) over a 10-year period in subsidies for academic articles published in predatory journals, according to a South African Journal of Science study, writes Sarah Wild for Quartz. Internationally, the academic world has seen a spike in …

Predatory journals offer ‘authorship for sale’

Some predatory journals are prepared to add authors to research articles that they had no involvement with in return for payment, a study has found. Other publishers offered to write and publish an article in return for money, the 18th International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication, …

Top biomed researchers caught out by predatory journals

Majority of articles appearing in exploitative biomedical journals hail from mid or high income nations, and the situation is likely to be similar in chemistry More than half of the journal articles published in predatory biomedical journals come from authors in high or upper middle income countries, according …