Title

Negative Effects of “Predatory” Journals on Global Health Research

Author

Diego A Garzon-Forero

Marilyn Oermann

Andrea Manca

Franca Deriu

Hugo Mendieta Zerón

Mehdi Dadkhah

Roshan Bhad

Smita Neelkanth Deshpande

Weiwei Wang

Myriam Patricia Cifuentes

Access level

Open Access

Summary or description

Se analiza el efecto perjudicial que ocasionan en la investigación en salud las revistas conocidas como "Depredadoras".

Predatory journals (PJ) exploit the open-access model promising high acceptance rate and fast track publishing without proper peer review. At minimum, PJ are eroding the credibility of the scientific literature in the health sciences as they actually boost the propagation of errors. In this article, we identify issues with PJ and provide several responses, from international and interdisciplinary perspectives in health sciences. Authors, particularly researchers with limited previous experience with international publications, need to be careful when considering potential journals for submission, due to the current existence of large numbers of PJ. Universities around the world, particularly in developing countries, might develop strategies to discourage their researchers from submitting manuscripts to PJ or serving as members of their editorial committees.

Publisher

Boston College. Annals of Global Health

Publish date

November, 2018

Publication type

Article

Source

2214-9996

Language

English

Audience

Students

Researchers

Source repository

REPOSITORIO INSTITUCIONAL DE LA UAEM

Downloads

97

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