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Nostalgia: Exmouth needs a little more comfort now

Town Topics: Reluctant governments seem determined to maintain the burdens on the backs of the people to the last possible moment. Bleak House has been our lot for years. We reasonably expect a little more comfort now. Also in the news: Exeter Road Infants’ School held a harvest service on …

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, …