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The extent of South African authored articles in predatory journals

dc.contributor.authorMouton, Johannen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorValentine, Astriden_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-13T14:19:31Z
dc.date.available2018-12-13T14:19:31Z
dc.date.issued2017-04
dc.identifier.citationMouton, J. & Valentine, A. 2017. The extent of South African authored articles in predatory journals. South African Journal of Science, 113(7/8), Art. #2017-0010, doi:10.17159/sajs.2017/20170010en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1996-7489 (online)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.17159/sajs.2017/20170010
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/105272
dc.descriptionCITATION: Mouton, J. & Valentine, A. 2017. The extent of South African authored articles in predatory journals. South African Journal of Science, 113(7/8), Art. #2017-0010, doi:10.17159/sajs.2017/20170010.en_ZA
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://sajs.co.zaen_ZA
dc.description.abstractWe present a first estimate of the extent of predatory publishing amongst South African academics. This estimate is based on an analysis of all South African authored papers that qualified for subsidy over the period 2005 to 2014. The analysis shows that 4246 South African papers were published in 48 journals which we re-classified (refining Beall’s classification) as either being probably or possibly predatory. A breakdown of these papers by year shows that the greatest increase in predatory publishing has occurred since 2011. Results are also presented of the distribution of these papers by individual university and scientific field. We conclude with some suggestions about predatory publishing and its pervasive consequence for our trust in science and how this should be addressed by the major stakeholders in the South African higher education system.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttps://www.sajs.co.za/article/view/3995
dc.format.extent9 pagesen_ZA
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherAcademy of Science of South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectOpen access publishing -- Education, higher -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectDHET funding frameworken_ZA
dc.titleThe extent of South African authored articles in predatory journalsen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderAuthors retain copyrighten_ZA


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