Predatory Journals
Avoiding Potential Predatory Journals: The purpose of this page is to educate researchers at Dubai Health Authority (DHA) about avoiding publishing with Predatory journals and/or publishers. Before submitting your paper, several steps could be taken to ensure selecting a high-quality and reputable journal.
Resources & Tools  to identify Predatory Journal: Lists & Databases:

Further Reading:

1)Akça, S., & Akbulut, M. (2021). Are predatory journals contaminating science? an analysis on the cabells' predatory report. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 47(4), 102366. doi:10.1016/j.acalib.2021.102366

2)Alamri, Y., Al-Busaidi, I. S., Bintalib, M. G., & Abu-Zaid, A. (2020). Understanding of medical students about predatory journals: A comparative study from KSA and new zealand. Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences, 15(5), 339-343. doi:10.1016/j.jtumed.2020.07.010

3)Alexander, D., Gaillard, J. C., Kelman, I., Marincioni, F., Penning-Rowsell, E., van Niekerk, D., et al. (2021). Academic publishing in disaster risk reduction: Past, present, and future. Disasters, 45(1), 5-18. doi:10.1111/disa.12432

4)Ali, M. J. (2021). Predatory journals and conferences: Analysis of invitation emails from a single clinician-scientist's inbox. Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, 69(12), 3389-3390. doi:10.4103/ijo.IJO_2277_21

5)Angadi, P. V., & Kaur, H. (2020). Research integrity at risk: Predatory journals are a growing threat. Archives of Iranian Medicine, 23(2), 113-116.

6)Bagues, M., Sylos-Labini, M., & Zinovyeva, N. (2019). A walk on the wild side: ‘Predatory’ journals and information asymmetries in scientific evaluations. Research Policy, 48(2), 462-477. doi:10.1016/j.respol.2018.04.013

7)Beall, J. (2012). Predatory publishers are corrupting open access. Nature (London), 489(7415), 179. doi:10.1038/489179a

8)BEALL'S LIST. (). Beall's list – of potential predatory journals and publishers (updated). Message posted to https://beallslist.net/

9)BEALLSLIST.NET. Beallslist.net —— beall's list of predatory journals and publishers. Retrieved Aug 14, 2021, from https://beallslist.weebly.com/

10)Begum, S., & Abdulla, R. (2021). Predatory science: Unraveling a secret journey of fake journals and conferences. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP, 25(1), 193-194. doi:10.4103/jomfp.jomfp_493_20

11)Beshyah, A., Basher, M., & Beshyah, S. (2020). A bibliometric analysis of the international medical literature on predatory publishing. Ibnosina Journal of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 12(1), 23-32. doi:10.4103/ijmbs.ijmbs_25_20

12)Bhagat, P. R. (2021). Predatory publications - recognize and avoid. Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, 69(12), 3387-3388. doi:10.4103/ijo.IJO_1943_21

13)Bishnoi, A., Reddy, A., & Vinay, K. (2021). Predatory journals, publishers, conferences, and indexing systems: Who is responsible for their growth? International Journal of Dermatology, 60(10), 1303-1304. doi:10.1111/ijd.15684

14)Brezgov, S. (2019, -06-06T13:23:34+00:00). Beall’s list of predatory publishers 2017. Message posted to https://scholarlyoa.com/bealls-list-of-predatory-publishers-2017/

15)Broome, M. E., Oermann, M. H., Nicoll, L. H., Waldrop, J. B., Carter-Templeton, H., & Chinn, P. L. (2021). Publishing in predatory journals: Guidelines for nursing faculty in promotion and tenure policies. Journal of Nursing Scholarship: An Official Publication of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, 53(6), 746-752. doi:10.1111/jnu.12696

16)Cobey, K. D., Grudniewicz, A., Lalu, M. M., Rice, D. B., Raffoul, H., & Moher, D. (2019). Knowledge and motivations of researchers publishing in presumed predatory journals: A survey. BMJ Open, 9(3), e026516. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-026516

17)Deora, H., Tripathi, M., Chaurasia, B., & Grotenhuis, J. A. (2021). Avoiding predatory publishing for early career neurosurgeons: What should you know before you submit? Acta Neurochirurgica, 163(1), 1-8. doi:10.1007/s00701-020-04546-9

18)Edie, A. H., & Conklin, J. L. (2019). Avoiding predatory journals: Quick peer review processes too good to be true. Nursing Forum, 54(3), 336-339. doi:10.1111/nuf.12333

19)Elmore, S. A., & Weston, E. H. (2020). Predatory journals: What they are and how to avoid them. Toxicologic Pathology, 48(4), 607-610. doi:10.1177/0192623320920209

20)Gabrielsson, S., Eriksson, S., & Godskesen, T. (2021). Predatory nursing journals: A case study of author prevalence and characteristics. Nursing Ethics, 28(5), 823-833. doi:10.1177/0969733020968215

21)Gastel, B. (2021). Choosing a journal for submission: Don't fall prey. Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, 17(4), 90-92. doi:10.14797/mdcvj.650

22)Grudniewicz, A., Moher, D., Cobey, K. D., Bryson, G. L., Cukier, S., Allen, K., et al. (2019). Predatory journals: No definition, no defence. Nature, 576(7786), 210-212. doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03759-y

23)Gurnani, B., & Kaur, K. (2021). Avoiding predatory publishing for early-career ophthalmologists. Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, 69(12), 3719-3725. doi:10.4103/ijo.IJO_1639_21

24)Happe, L. E. (2020). Distinguishing predatory from reputable publishing practices. Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy, 26(8), 956-960. doi:10.18553/jmcp.2020.26.8.956

25)Harvey, E., & Ball, C. G. (2021). Predatory journal publishing: Is this an alternate universe? Canadian Journal of Surgery. Journal Canadien De Chirurgie, 64(3), E358. doi:10.1503/cjs.009821

26)Hijji, B. M. (2021). A warning against predatory publishing services. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 29(3), 377. doi:10.1891/JNM-2021-0067

27)International Science Editing. (2016, -11-10T14:25:57+00:00). Don’t fall prey to "predatory" journals. https://www.internationalscienceediting.com/avoid-predatory-journals/

28)Kert, S., & Švab, I. (2021). Predatory journals, fake conferences and misleading social media: The dark side of medical information. Zdravstveno Varstvo, 60(2), 79-81. doi:10.2478/sjph-2021-0012

29)Klyce, W., & Feller, E. (2017). Junk science for sale sham journals proliferating online. Rhode Island Medical Journal (2013), 100(7), 27-29.

30)Manca, A., Moher, D., Cugusi, L., Dvir, Z., & Deriu, F. (2018). How predatory journals leak into PubMed. Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), 190(35), E1042-E1045. doi:10.1503/cmaj.180154

31)Mathew, R. P., Patel, V., & Low, G. (2021). Predatory journals- the power of the predator versus the integrity of the honest. Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology, doi:10.1067/j.cpradiol.2021.07.005

32)Munn, Z., Barker, T., Stern, C., Pollock, D., Ross-White, A., Klugar, M., et al. (2021). Should I include studies from "predatory" journals in a systematic review? interim guidance for systematic reviewers. JBI Evidence Synthesis, 19(8), 1915-1923. doi:10.11124/JBIES-21-00138

33)Ng, J. Y., & Haynes, R. B. (2021). “Evidence-based checklists” for identifying predatory journals have not been assessed for reliability or validity: An analysis and proposal for moving forward. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 138, 40-48. doi:10.1016/j.jclinepi.2021.06.015

34)O'Donnell, M. Library guides: Understanding predatory publishers: What is a predatory publisher? Retrieved Dec 11, 2021, from https://instr.iastate.libguides.com/predatory/intro

35)Pamukcu Gunaydin, G., & Dogan, N. O. (2018). How can emergency physicians protect their work in the era of pseudo publishing? Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine, 18(1), 11-14. doi:10.1016/j.tjem.2017.11.001

36)Panjikaran, L., & Mathew, A. (2020). Awareness of predatory publishing. ESMO Open, 5(2), e000677. doi:10.1136/esmoopen-2020-000677

37)Rawas, H., de Beer, J., Al Najjar, H., & Bano, N. (2020). Falling prey to predatory journals: Experiences of nursing faculty. International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences, 13, 100222. doi:10.1016/j.ijans.2020.100222

38)Rice, D. B., Skidmore, B., & Cobey, K. D. (2021). Dealing with predatory journal articles captured in systematic reviews. Systematic Reviews, 10(1), 175. doi:10.1186/s13643-021-01733-2

39)Richtig, G., Berger, M., Lange-Asschenfeldt, B., Aberer, W., & Richtig, E. (2018). Problems and challenges of predatory journals. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, 32(9), 1441-1449. doi:10.1111/jdv.15039

40)Richtig, G., Richtig, E., Böhm, A., Oing, C., Bozorgmehr, F., Kruger, S., et al. (2019). Awareness of predatory journals and open access among medical oncologists: Results of an online survey. ESMO Open, 4(6) doi:10.1136/esmoopen-2019-000580

41)Shamseer, L. (2021). "Predatory" journals: An evidence-based approach to characterizing them and considering where research ought to be published. Université d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa). doi:10.20381/ruor-26080

42)Shamseer, L., Moher, D., Maduekwe, O., Turner, L., Barbour, V., Burch, R., et al. (2017). Potential predatory and legitimate biomedical journals: Can you tell the difference? A cross-sectional comparison Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi:10.1186/s12916-017-0785-9

43)Shrestha, B. L. (2021). Predatory journal or publishing: A wolf in sheep's clothing. Kathmandu University Medical Journal (KUMJ), 19(73), 1-2. Retrieved from https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=predatory&filter=years.2021-2021&ac=no&show_snippets=off&sort=date&size=100

44)SUSTAINABILITY T, Earth’s largest freshwater, & system. (2017). EMISSIONS don’t link carbon markets, it makes for volatility p.484 Nature Publishing Group. doi:10.1038/543481a

45)Taylor, G. A. (2021). Predatory journals: A different pandemic Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi:10.1007/s00247-020-04918-4

46)The InterAcademy Partnership, & (IAP). Combatting predatory academic journals and conferences. Retrieved Dec 11, 2021, from https://www.interacademies.org/project/predatorypublishing

47)Think. Check. Submit. Think. check. submit. Message posted to https://thinkchecksubmit.org/

48)Toutloff, L. (2019). The source / cabells predatory report criteria v 1.1. Retrieved Aug 14, 2021, from https://blog.cabells.com/2019/03/20/predatoryreport-criteria-v1-1/

49)Tripathi, M., Deora, H., Chaurasia, B., & Grotenhuis, J. A. (2021). Predatory publishing and journals: It's ubiquitous! Acta Neurochirurgica, 163(1), 11-12. doi:10.1007/s00701-020-04645-7

50)Vaish, A., & Vaishya, R. (2021). Predatory journals – alarming danger to the society. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma, 21, 101507. doi:10.1016/j.jcot.2021.101507

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