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What are “predatory” academic journals?

TO GET ahead in academia, not much beats publishing lots of papers that have been vetted by independent experts, a process of quality control known as peer review. In recent years, however, this practice of appraising researchers by counting their publications has become problematic. This is because an …

Gender Gap Without Gender Bias?

A major political science study from last year explored publication patterns across 10 prominent journals, finding a significant gap in publication rates for men and women. The gap couldn’t be explained away by a low overall share of women in the field, the article said, prompting soul-searching among editors about …

Wanted: 6,000 new journals to publish 150,000 papers

The growth in the number of academic papers outside Scopus-indexed journals is also impressive. Citing Google Scholar, the ministry’s academic database, Sinta, showed that in 2013 there were 86,510 papers and this grew to 157,892 in 2017. (Shutterstock/-) In its race to beat Singapore and Malaysia in academic …