Authors beware! Predatory publishing is worthless

Shrestha, Jiban Authors beware! Predatory publishing is worthless., 2021 [Preprint]

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The main aim of this article is to make the authors aware of predatory publishing. Publishing in predatory journals not only damages or degrades academic reputations but also consumes energy, money and research message. We should therefore ensure that we publish papers in legitimate journals so that they meet the highest standards of scientific integrity.

Item type: Preprint
Keywords: Legitimate journals, predatory publishing, real publishers
Subjects: E. Publishing and legal issues.
E. Publishing and legal issues. > EB. Printing, electronic publishing, broadcasting.
Depositing user: Mr. Jiban Shrestha
Date deposited: 01 Mar 2021 08:50
Last modified: 17 Mar 2021 06:40


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