Небезпека поширення псевдонаукових видань для розвитку науки в Україні

Назаровець, Сергій and Назаровець, Марина Небезпека поширення псевдонаукових видань для розвитку науки в Україні. Вісник Одеського національного університету. Бібліотекознавство, бібліографознавство, книгознавство, 2017, vol. 21, n. 1. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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English abstract

The article discusses the causes of the modern negative phenomenon of electronic pseudo publications, the unethical publishers of which offer scientists to get the rapid publication of their research for a fee. However, they do not provide proper reviews of manuscripts, and often publish very unreliable research results or the outright nonsense in the journals. Such practices not only cause irreparable damage to the credibility of a scientist who rashly agreed to publish article in the journal, but also intoxicate academic information environment and undermine trust in science in general. On the ground of publication activity of Ukrainian, scientists in journals that were excluded from the database Scopus, certain conclusions from the dissemination of research results in dubious journals were made. The analysis included articles published in journals during 2001-2016. Ukrainian authors published the results of their research in 100 out of 300 excluded sources. Sectorial distribution of documents by Ukrainian authors who were published in the journals excluded from Scopus has showed that most scientific fields of these publications constitute a very small percentage of the total number of publications by local scientists. The threatening situation of dissemination of Ukrainian authors publications in excluded from Scopus journals is observed only in economics, econometrics, and finance, where such publication constitute 63%. Also, the questionable journals and publishers represented in Ukrainian information space are reviewed and practical advice for scientists, librarians, and managers on how to detect and identify pseudo-scientific journals are provided.

Ukrainian abstract

У статті розглянуто причини виникнення сучасного негативного феномену електронних псевдонаукових видань. На основі аналізу публікаційної активності українських науковців у журналах, що було виключено з бази даних Scopus, зроблено висновки щодо поширення серед них практики представлення результатів досліджень у сумнівних виданнях. Зроблено огляд сумнівних журналів та видавництв, що представлені в інформаційному просторі України та надано практичні рекомендації вітчизняним науковцям, бібліотекарям та управлінцям щодо виявлення та ідентифікації квазінаукових видань.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: academic publishing; scientific journals; peer review; predatory journals; Open access; Ukraine; Scopus
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BF. Information policy
E. Publishing and legal issues. > EB. Printing, electronic publishing, broadcasting.
Depositing user: Serhii Nazarovets
Date deposited: 15 Jun 2017 09:55
Last modified: 15 Jun 2017 09:55
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/31452


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