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Predatory journals and the pollution of academic publishing

Watson, Roger



I am writing this in China and, looking from my hotel room, I can barely see beyond the buildings on the other side of the street. It's pollution; it obscures vision, and exposure has. adverse effects on health. I think 'pollution' is an excellent metaphor for what we are currently seeing in academic publishing as a result of the seemingly inexorable increase in the number of predatory publishers and the 'fruits' of their labour, the predatory journals and predatory conferences.

Journal Article Type Editorial
Publication Date 2019-03
Journal Journal of Nursing Management
Print ISSN 0966-0429
Electronic ISSN 1365-2834
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 27
Issue 2
Pages 223-224
Series ISSN 1365-2834
Institution Citation Watson, R. (2019). Predatory journals and the pollution of academic publishing. Journal of nursing management, 27(2), 223-224.
Keywords Leadership and Management
Publisher URL
Additional Information Journal of Nursing Management


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