Our team is active studying predatory journals. Predatory journals operate with self-interest in mind. They do not value publication ethics or best practice. Predatory journals sow confusion, waste resources, and degrade the quality of the literature. Our research on predatory journals has established a consensus definition of what predatory journals are and has contributed to the understand how predatory journals operate. We are now focusing on developing solutions (e.g. tools, policy) to stop predatory journals.
At present our focus in this area is to:
1. Develop a one stop shop of educational resources and tools related to predatory journals
2. Determine if and how work published in predatory journals goes on to be cited
3. Develope a digital journal authenticator tool that will provide users with information about any given journal’s operations
If you are interested in getting involved in our work in this area, please don’t hesitate to reach out. If you have already expressed interest in contributing to our one stop shop, we anticipate communicating next steps in October 2020.
International Journal of Public Health
Nature Human Behaviour
Journal of Oncology Practice
Annals of Internal Medicine