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Predatory journals in India highlight a milieu that discourages academia from developing a sound publishing ethic

New Panjab University V-C on editorial board of 2 predatory journals

When contacted, Kumar said: “It is always an honour to be on the editorial board of journals. If there is an issue with the journal’s credibility, I will step down immediately.


Prakash Javadekar orders clean-up, tells UGC, V-Cs to weed out all predatory journals

In a meeting Wednesday, Prakash Javadekar is learnt to have asked his officers to get all vice-chancellors of central, state and deemed universities to review their recommendations made to the higher education regulator for inclusion of journals on its list.

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.

Fake Science: Face behind biggest of all — ‘40 countries, million articles’

Fake Science part-II: Srinubabu Gedela is the CEO of OMICS, labelled as one of the largest “predatory publishers” of research articles on topics in medicine, pharmaceuticals, engineering, technology and management for charges ranging from $149 to $1,819.

Fake Science, Part III: Energy cure, God university get prime space for money

The Indian Express accessed over 90 articles published by Trivedi and found similar claims in all. He also claims to have developed “Trivedi Water”, which is listed on Amazon but is “currently unavailable”.


Fake science, part III: Behind locked doors, Mandsaur is home to research paper shops

An investigation by The Indian Express has revealed that the Mandsaur business revolves around over 100 journals covering science to management, a few names and many locked houses.

Fake Science: 1 journal to 1,500 in 10 years, Hyderabad is hub of pay & publish

Fake Science part-II: Most of these journals exist online and are operated by companies based across the city, including the posh Banjara Hills, but flaunt addresses from abroad on their websites, mostly in the US and UK.

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.