Incidence and prospection of publication in predatory journals among SVU academic staff

Other Title(s)

مساهمات و وعي أعضاء هيئة التدريس بجامعة جنوب الوادي بالدوريات المفترسة

Author

al-Barri, Duaa Kamal

Source

International Journal of Library and Information Sciences

Issue

Vol. 6, Issue 2 (30 Jun. 2019), pp.6-24, 19 p.

Publisher

Egyptian Library Association

Publication Date

2019-06-30

Country of Publication

Egypt

No. of Pages

19

Main Subjects

Educational Sciences
Library Sciences

Topics

Abstract EN

Predatory journals seek only for money without providing a suitable scientific service to the authors and readers and publish questionable and untrusted articles.

Publishing in predatory journal destroy the reputation of scholars as well as their scientific institutions.

The current study was performed with two aims.

Fist to analyze the incidence of SVU publication contribution in predatory journals in 2016 and 2017.

Second to investigate the prospection and awareness of SVU academic staff about predatory journals.

Lists of SVUinternational publication rewards in 2016 and 2017 were received after permission of SVU authorities and analyzed against Beal‟s list.

An online survey of academic staff holding SVU-international publication rewards in 2016 and 2017 was conducted.

Data analysis revealed that the SVU published 660 papers in the years 2016 and 2017; 33 of these papers (5%) appeared in Beall's list for predatory journals.

The faculties contributed to the predatory journals were sciences (17), engineering (7), Medicine (3), Veterinary Medicine (3), Agriculture (2) and pharmacy (1).

The survey showed a satisfactory level of awareness among the respondents about predatory journals but a low knowledge of Beall‟s list.

No guideline or actions against predatory publishing existed at SVU.

The results suggested the need to continue raising the awareness of the SVU academic staff about predatory journals and Beall‟s list through workshops and seminars, and to apply specific actions against publishing in predatory journals.

American Psychological Association (APA)

al-Barri, Duaa Kamal. 2019. Incidence and prospection of publication in predatory journals among SVU academic staff. International Journal of Library and Information Sciences،Vol. 6, no. 2, pp.6-24.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-902606

Modern Language Association (MLA)

al-Barri, Duaa Kamal. Incidence and prospection of publication in predatory journals among SVU academic staff. International Journal of Library and Information Sciences Vol. 6, no. 2 (Apr. / Jun. 2019), pp.6-24.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-902606

American Medical Association (AMA)

al-Barri, Duaa Kamal. Incidence and prospection of publication in predatory journals among SVU academic staff. International Journal of Library and Information Sciences. 2019. Vol. 6, no. 2, pp.6-24.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-902606

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 21-23

Record ID

BIM-902606