Fake Science, Fake Journals, Fake Scientists

Gulaboski, Rubin (2018) Fake Science, Fake Journals, Fake Scientists. In: First Students Symposium of Dental Medicine -Digital vs Analogical, 28-29 March 2018, Stip, Macedonia.

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Many scams coming from the “yellow journalism” have not been considered seriously until many “extraordinary findings” and “real news” did not start meddling in the education, science, politics and every day live worldwide. As we are not still aware whether Hillary Clinton might have lost the final presidential elections in USA in 2016 mainly because of group of teen-scammers from Veles (Macedonia) who spread waste number of fake news, it is completely clear that many scientists and professors all over the world are holding their positions, getting money and projects due to publishing a doubtful science in predatory journals. The term "predatory journal" was relatively unknown a decade ago, but we now know that the scammy science journals are making big troubles in many societies. These dishonest publications use a set of obvious “methods” to convince “scientists” to submit their research in their journals, mainly via spam emails. The publications submitted of the scientist to such predatory journals doesn't perform any editorial or peer review. However, after the paper is published (or, in most of the cases, put on a fake internet platform only), the authors will be asked to pay big "publication fees." Having ability to create official-looking web platforms and sending “scientifically convincing” emails to many scientists, predatory publishers have gone global. One recent research claims that there are about 8,000 active "predatory journals," publishing roughly 400,000 research articles a year, which brings about 150-250 million US Dollars a year for the scammers! This abnormal publication explores various resources, and even researches including lab animals used in studies, and patient data can be easily published in predatory journals, without being asked for any ethical standards. In this talk, we gonna make hints about the hidden dangers of publishing in predatory journals, and we make notices on how to recognize a potential predatory journals.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Subjects: Natural sciences > Chemical sciences
Medical and Health Sciences > Health sciences
Natural sciences > Physical sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Rubin Gulaboski
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2018 08:18
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2018 08:18
URI: https://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/19811

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