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Most predatory publisher papers are never cited

Study author suggests concern over rogue journals may be overblown

Papers published in so-called predatory journals are far less likely to be cited than those in legitimate journals, suggesting concerns about these rogue publications eroding the integrity of scholarship is misplaced.

Predatory journals offer rapid publication of research papers and present as proper journals, but normally lack peer review or quality control. Their main aim is to collect fees from researchers rather than publish robust results, and concern over such publications has risen rapidly in recent years.

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