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Uncovering the reasons and Ethical concerns behind Publishing in a Predatory journal
Ume Sughra, Muhammad Imran, Sultana Kausar
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This paper highlights the ethical concerns related to these journals and publishing in them. These concerns are poor editorial standards with lack of proper editorial board, editorial offices, academic fraud, deception and misinterpretations, trust deficit in research literature and lack of archiving policy. It is of utmost importance that the scholarly groups, researchers, academicians, editors, editorials boards, institutions, publishers should be aware of these predatory journals, and avoid supporting these journals by not publishing in them, or being a part of their editorial board members. Faculty members should also be discouraged for knowingly publishing in them. Scholarly community should support the legitimate and valid scholarly research enterprises.

Keywords: Predatory journals, Publication ethics, Scholarly research, Article processing charge, Legitimate journals, Pseudo-journals

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Sughra U, Imran M, Kausar S. Uncovering the reasons and ethical concerns behind publishing in a predatory journal. Isra Med J. 2021; 13(1): 63-66.

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