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UGC revamps system to weed out dodgy research paper shops

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’

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

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

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'

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'

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.

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

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

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

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.

Explained: How the pay-and-publish business works

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.

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