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Predatory publishers threaten to consume public research funds and undermine national academic systems - the case of Brazil

Perlin, Marcelo S., Imasato, Takeyoshi and Borenstein, Denis (2018) Predatory publishers threaten to consume public research funds and undermine national academic systems - the case of Brazil. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (06 Sep 2018). Website.

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Abstract

An unintended consequence of the open access movement, predatory publishers have appeared in many countries, offering authors a quick and easy route to publication in exchange for a fee and usually without any apparent peer review or quality control. Using a large database of publications, Marcelo S. Perlin, Takeyoshi Imasato and Denis Borenstein analyse the extent of this problem throughout the entire Brazilian academic system. While predatory publications remain a small proportion of the overall literature, this proportion has grown exponentially in recent years, with both early-career and established scholars found to have authored papers published in predatory venues. The inclusion of predatory publications in national journal quality rankings has been a key factor in this increase.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2018...
Additional Information: © 2018 The Authors; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2019 12:39
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2020 00:33
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/91767

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