Why do predatory journals exist?

Why do predatory journals exist?

Predatory journals seek to obtain money from authors (usually via article processing charges [APCs]) to publish their papers (usually open access) but fail to uphold the standard editorial, peer review, or other ethical publishing practices that reputable journals do.

What should I say in a peer review?

Do

  • Justify your recommendation with concrete evidence and specific examples.
  • Be specific so the authors know what they need to do to improve.
  • Be thorough. This might be the only time you read the manuscript.
  • Be professional and respectful.
  • Remember to say what you liked about the manuscript!

Is Elsevier predatory?

Elsevier now officially a “predatory” publisher.

What is peer editing?

Peer editing means working with someone your own age – usually someone in your class – to help improve, revise, and edit his or her writing.

Who is the owner of Elsevier?

RELX

How do you write a peer recommendation?

A peer letter of recommendation needs to be incredibly personal in order to be successful. Ask someone who won’t shy away from talking about the impact you’ve had on them. Great peer letters of recommendation will talk about specific stories and anecdotes that show what kind of person you are.

How can you make an effective peer review?

Handout for Effective Peer Review

  1. Come to the workshop with your best possible draft.
  2. Alert your reader to any concerns you have before they begin to read.
  3. Ask questions and take notes as you’re discussing your writing.
  4. Try not to get defensive.
  5. At the same time, don’t feel obligated to take all of your reader’s advice.

Who owns nature?

Springer Nature

How do you become a peer reviewer Journal?

10 Tips for Getting Started as a Peer Reviewer

  1. Update your public profile. Keep your department or personal website current and make sure it includes relevant keywords about your research areas.
  2. Be findable.
  3. Read, read, read.
  4. Keep up the good work.
  5. Get a unique personal identifier.
  6. Find a mentor.
  7. Go to conferences.
  8. Get active on social media.

Does Elsevier own nature?

Springer Nature, formerly known as Springer and the Nature Publishing Group, announced a merger in January of 2015. The new publishing giant produces about 13% of the papers in the scholarly publishing market, still behind Elsevier (23%) (scholarly kitchen).

What’s wrong with Elsevier?

Elsevier still made $1.17 billion in publishing in 2017, which is precisely the problem, according to its critics. But publishers charge hefty subscription fees, making that knowledge often inaccessible to researchers at all but the wealthiest institutions.

Why is peer review bad?

The editorial peer review process has been strongly biased against `negative studies’, i.e. studies that find an intervention does not work. It is also clear that authors often do not even bother to write up such studies. This matters because it biases the information base of medicine.

Is Hindawi predatory?

An interesting example is Hindawi, an Egyptian publisher once considered predatory that improved its practices and standards over time. Beall also lists common practices indicative of low-quality but not necessarily predatory journals.