Preventing predatory publications: Role of librarian and government agencies

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Author Details : Dipali S Mahajan*, Nitin A Mali

Volume : 6, Issue : 1, Year : 2021

Article Page : 1-3

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Predatory publication is the latest threats emerged to the integrity of academic publishing. These publications in open access and paid journals have paved the way for low?quality articles. These publications lack the authentication of appropriateness of publications such as peer review, editing, editorial boards, editorial offices, and other editorial standards, imposing a number of new ethical issues in publishing research papers. Research publications carry significant importance in Indian universities when considering faculty selection, promotions, and increment. It is utmost responsibility of authors to promote publication ethics. Currently the government is cracking down on predatory publication practice. Academic agency like UGC and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) made fully responsible for ensuring quality control and monitoring of academic journals. Librarians have a key role to play in educating users about predatory publishing. Collaborative efforts of authors, library professional and government agencies may prevent predatory publications.

Keywords: Predatory Publication, Government regulation, Librarian, Open access publication.

How to cite : Mahajan D S, Mali N A, Preventing predatory publications: Role of librarian and government agencies. IP Indian J Libr Sci Inf Technol 2021;6(1):1-3

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