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Fake Research


Research published in pay-and-publish journals won’t count: UGC panel

June 21, 2019 6:46 am

The four-member panel was formed by the UGC late last year after The Indian Express published a series of investigative reports on how India has emerged as one of the biggest markets for “predatory” publishers of substandard research journals.

UGC revamps system to weed out dodgy research paper shops

November 29, 2018 7:34 am

In a series of investigative reports in July, The Indian Express reported on how over 300 “predatory” publishers bring out journals that claim to be international and publish papers for a “charge” ranging from $30-$1,800 per piece.

Govt responds to Express series: ‘Will end menace of predatory journals’

July 24, 2018 6:46 am

“We will end this menace of predatory journals,” Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said during Question Hour in Lok Sabha.

Jeffrey Beall: 'Predatory publishers threaten scientific integrity, are embarrassment to India'

July 20, 2018 7:57 am

Beall said that universities need to re-examine how they evaluate faculty and should not give credit for publications in fake journals.

SC Lakhotia, professor emeritus at BHU: 'Universities, UGC responsible for relaxed attitude to predatory journals'

July 20, 2018 7:57 am

The universities and UGC are responsible for this relaxed attitude. The cycle of publishing and withdrawing lists of journals has obviously questioned the credibility of the exercise, says SC Lakhotia.

OMICS chief Srinubabu Gedela: 'Our revenue from India is almost zero'

July 20, 2018 7:56 am

Srinubabu Gedela, CEO of Hyderabad-based OMICS, is under the scanner in the US where trade authorities have accused his company of making several fraudulent claims.

Explained: How the pay-and-publish business works

July 19, 2018 1:47 pm

The pressure to publish, and to present papers at conferences in order to collect the marks needed for recruitments/promotions often incentivises pay-to-publish practices.

V-Cs, AIIMS, IIT professors on list: ‘Students sent it, we don’t know’

July 19, 2018 1:47 pm

Most of them figure in publications brought out by Hyderabad-based OMICS and Turkey-based WASET, which claim to organise research conferences across the world.

Inside India's fake research paper shops: pay, publish, profit

July 19, 2018 2:38 pm

Despite UGC blacklist, hundreds of ‘predatory journals’ thrive, cast shadow on quality of faculty and research nationwide.