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Ruth’s Rankings 37 – Part 2: How Important are Journal Quality Metrics in the Era of Potential/ possible/ probable predatory publishers and publications?

By Ruth A. Pagell* (21 October 2018) A chaired professor at a distinguished British university is listed as the international advisor for a journal even though he has tried for years to remove his name. A new online directory lists a major database vendor as a sponsor even after a “cease and desist” order Many […]


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Sci-Hub will increase academic plagiarism

(12 May 2016) Jeffrey Beall writing for his blog Scholarly Open Access believes that the over 50 million scholarly articles stolen by the pirates at Sci-Hub will significantly increase the occurrence of academic plagiarism. He notes that plagiarists already exploit open-access repositories of theses and dissertations in the same way. They grab newly-published theses and create […]


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