A Growing Threat for Academicians: Fake and Predatory Journals

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Gunaydin G. P. , DOĞAN N. Ö.

EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.14, no.2, pp.94-96, 2015 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/jaem.2015.48569
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.94-96
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


Over the last few years scientists have been the targets for cybercrime in a few different ways. Hijacked or fake journals and predatory journals have emerged, and many scientists have been victimized by these journals. Those journals are trying to deceive authors and readers intentionally by not doing what they say they are doing, but still charging the authors for the services that they do not provide like peer review or editorial review. They also do not follow traditional standards for the acceptance of articles. Our goal is to disseminate knowledge and awareness about such journals and offer some basic skills to the authors so that they avoid fake or predatory publishers. One must be careful because predatory journals may take away not only your money but also, more importantly, your prestige and reputation.