Predatory Journals: Researchers Nightmare

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Helic Mario Barretto, Pranay U. Sawant Dessai


Predatory journals are mostly interdisciplinary and charge a fee for publication without checking the quality and legitimacy of the research work. They attract young researchers by providing false and misleading information on their web-page. It is difficult to identify such journals. The present study is based on primary data collected over a period from August to September 2021 from academicians across 88 Universities in India. The analytical tools used are pie charts and bar graphs. The findings reveals that a sizable research in India end up in Predatory journals because many Universities don’t have access to the latest databases and the researchers do limited research in selecting a journal for publishing. Therefore, there is a need to create awareness about predatory journals.

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