Many Academics Are Eager to Publish in Worthless Journals- The NY times

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Call it a classic case of supply meeting demand.

Universities, colleges, even community colleges insist that faculty publish scholarly research, and the more papers the better. Academics and the schools they teach at rely on these publications to bolster their reputations, and with an oversupply of Ph.D.’s vying for jobs, careers hang in the balance.

Competition is fierce to get published in leading journals. But what about the overworked professors at less prestigious schools and community colleges, without big grants and state-of-the-art labs? How do they get ahead?

As it turns out, many of their articles are appearing in “journals” that will publish almost anything, for fees that can range into the hundreds of dollars per paper. These publications often are called predatory journals, on the assumption that well-meaning academics are duped into working with them — tricked by flattering emails from the journals inviting them to submit a paper or fooled by a name that sounded like a journal they knew. (Source: The New York Times, 2017)

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/30/science/predatory-journals-academics.html?smid=pl-share
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Excellent writing

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This is true. Some of them always write papers/articles by copying others writings which is also considered as offense in academic arena.
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Thank you for sharing such important information.

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Re: Many Academics Are Eager to Publish in Worthless Journals- The NY times
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2018, 11:54:28 AM »
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--Sincerely yours

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