February 19, 2021
Predatory journals bias science through the publication of low-quality, non-peer-reviewed articles.
The scale of this problem has recently been highlighted in the latest news round-up from Nature: a recent analysis found that 164,000 articles published by potentially predatory journals from 2015 to 2017 were indexed in the Scopus database, accounting for almost 3% of the articles indexed during this period.
A previous analysis found that some predatory journals were also indexed in PubMed.
These criteria and tools can help you recognize predatory journals.
Every medical writer at Santé Active Édition – Synergy Pharm verifies the legitimacy of the journal they recommend to their clients, or the journal suggested by the corresponding authors, for the publication of their scientific article. This has already allowed us to avoid disappointment on several occasions!