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Rising number of 'predatory' academic journals undermines research and public trust in scholarship

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By Eric Freedman and Bahtiyar Kurambayev

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Something is fishy that China is claiming to be the number one journal article producer in the world when they are renowned for nothing but intellectual property theft.

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These are the sort of places where people who do "their own research" end up.

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Something is fishy that China is claiming to be the number one journal article producer in the world when they are renowned for nothing but intellectual property theft.

China have a lot of valid scientific production, unfortunately it also makes it very easy for people to play the system by publishing a large number of meaningless "scientific" reports to fill up requirements for employment or getting better positions, this means that scientific fraud is too common.

This would not be so bad except for the pollution of scientific knowledge produced by these reports which have serious negative consequences as explained in this article.

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With the scandal surrounding Stanford's president, I'm not sure what is portrayed in the article is 100% accurate. The system is far from perfect and what it comes down to is I'm not sure if limiting the avenues to publishing is the way either.

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Randy DaytonaSep. 23 11:16 pm JST

when they are renowned for nothing but intellectual property theft.

They are renowned for contributing much to the world

If you had any real knowledge what China has contributed

Obviously you don't

Please enlighten me what it has contributed besides sparklers and paper.

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