B – Ethical issues on predatory journals

Ferris LE, Winker MA. Ethical issues in publishing in predatory journals. Biochemia Medica 2017; 27(3):031201
(doi: 10.11613/BM.2017.030)

This paper discusses ethical issues around predatory journals and publishing in them. These issues include: misrepresentation; lack of editorial and publishing standards and practices; academic deception; research and funding wasted; lack of archived content; and undermining confidence in research literature.