How To Catch Fake, Cloned, Predatory Journals in Academics
Learn everything you need to know to save your Academic Career from these unethical and malpractices happening in research around you!
Academic publishing has changed tremendously with the spread of open access journals and the shift to online publishing. There are now more journals for authors to publish their work in than ever before. This benefits authors by providing more avenues for publication but also puts greater responsibility on them to avoid the serious threat of publishing in a predatory journal. Every scholar wants to publish their work in internationally recognized journals but often fall into the trap of predatory/fake or cloned journals.
Nowadays people start fooling scholars; they accept articles for publication along with authors’ fees without performing promised quality checks for issues such as plagiarism or ethical approval. Predatory Journals take advantage of authors by asking them to publish for a fee without providing peer-review or editing services because predatory publishers do not follow the proper academic standards for publishing, they usually offer a quick turnaround on publishing a manuscript.
In contrast, high-quality academic journals take longer to publish articles because they go through a proper peer review and copy-editing process. Although there is now greater awareness that such journals and conferences exist and there are more resources available to help identify them, it can still be difficult for authors to distinguish predatory journals and events from reputable ones. This workshop will discuss how predatory journals are different from open access journals. We will also discuss how to spot predatory journals, and how to see if your journal is reputable. This workshop also guides you on how to select a reputable journal.
I have designed this hands-on course to provide you with an intense yet enjoyable instructional experience that focuses on a large number of both introductory and advanced topics in catch Fake/Cloned/Predatory Journals in Academics. In this course, I will provide the materials and instruction that you need to both develop a good understanding of catching these journals and to be able to thoughtfully apply a variety of basic and advanced ideas in your judgement. More specifically, this course will cover a broad range of topics such as
• How to catch a Fake Journal,
• How to catch a Cloned Journal,
• How to catch a Predatory Journal,
• How to catch fake and dubious Impact Factors
• How to carefully check the databases like SCOPUS, Web of Science, ABDC etc
• Why ORCID id is important?
• Why Digital Object Identification Number (DOI) is important
• Open Access Policies,
• What are the COPE Guidelines?
• Retraction Watch
• Digital Archiving
After completing this course, you will be able to
• Submit your manuscript into the right journal
• Catch Fake/Cloned/Predatory Journals
• Know more about open access policies of the journals
• Usage of the tool journal finder
• Interpret and report your research in quality journals
Skills You Will Learn
Catching of all kinds of Fake/Cloned/Predatory Journals, Digital Archiving policies, journal finder tools, cope guidelines, digital archiving, digital object identifier
Dr Sumit Narula is a PhD in Electronic Media and Conflict Resolution from Punjab University, Chandigarh, India. Dr Narula got three masters and two Postgraduate diplomas to his credit published two books in Mass Communication/Journalism and edited seven books. One of his books Environmental Awareness and Role of Social Media with IGI Publications USA has recently been indexed by Clarivate book Citation Analysis (Web of Science) and has also published several national and international research papers in journals. He has also been to London, Dubai, Slovenia, Nepal, Singapore and Amsterdam for his research work and paper presentations. The core areas for his research are New Media/Convergence Media, Media Research, Fake News Detection, Peace Building, and Conflict Resolution etc. Dr Narula is also the Editor in Chief of the bi-annual SCOPUS indexed and UGC CARE Listed Journal named Journal of Content Community and Communication. He is also the chairman of the recently established Centre of Excellence for Detection of Fake News and Disinformation at Amity University, Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior. He is also well versed with software like SPSS, Smart PLS, NVIVO 12 and various Open Source Intelligence Tools for Fake News detection and Disinformation. He has taken several hands-on training workshops in catching Fake/Cloned and Predatory journals in Academics.