Hijacked journals, hijacked web-sites, journal phishing, misleading metrics, and predatory publishing: actual and potential threats to academic integrity and publishing ethics

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The authors thank Prof. Marwan M. Obeidat (Department of English Language and Literature, Hashemite University, Jordan), Valentina Christova-Bagdassarian (National Center of Public Health and Analyses, Sofia, Bulgaria), and Claudia Stefanutti (Lipid Clinic and Atherosclerosis Prevention Centre, Immunohematology and Transfusion Medicine, “Umberto I” Hospital, Department of Molecular Medicine, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy) for limited suggestions on early versions of this manuscript.

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Dadkhah, M., Maliszewski, T. & Teixeira da Silva, J.A. Hijacked journals, hijacked web-sites, journal phishing, misleading metrics, and predatory publishing: actual and potential threats to academic integrity and publishing ethics. Forensic Sci Med Pathol 12, 353–362 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12024-016-9785-x

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Keywords

  • Open Access Journal
  • Academic Integrity
  • Scholarly Publishing
  • Page Ranking
  • Reputable Journal