Thousands of researchers in Australia appear on editorial boards of ‘predatory’ journals

One in four said they were not aware of their names being used.

(15 Apr 2020) More than 3,700 researchers based at Australian institutions — roughly 7% of the country’s academic community — as of mid-2019 appeared on the editorial boards of journals that are potentially predatory.

That’s the finding of a new study, which examined how often researchers affiliated with Australian universities are listed on the editorial boards of journals with ‘questionable’ reputations.

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