Owens, J. K. and Nicoll, L. H. (2019), Plagiarism in Predatory Publications: A Comparative Study of Three Nursing Journals. Journal of Nursing Scholarship. doi:10.1111/jnu.12475 Conclusions This study found a substantial level of plagiarism via duplicate publications in the three analyzed predatory journals, further diluting credible scientific literature and risking the ability to synthesize evidence accurately … Continue reading Plagiarism in Predatory Publications: A Comparative Study of Three Nursing Journals
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Lewinski AA, Oermann MH. Characteristics of E-Mail Solicitations From Predatory Nursing Journals and Publishers J Contin Educ Nurs. 2018 Apr 1;49(4):171-177. doi: 10.3928/00220124-20180320-07. Abstract Predatory publishers solicit manuscripts through e-mail invitations to potential authors, with the goal of enticing authors to submit a manuscript to the journal. This descriptive study examined the characteristics of … Continue reading Characteristics of E-Mail Solicitations From Predatory Nursing Journals and Publishers.
Gillian Strudwick & Nicholas R. Hardiker. (2016). Understanding the use of standardized nursing terminology and classification systems in published research: A case study using the International Classification for Nursing Practice® (Review article). International Journal of Medical Informatics, 94 (October), 215-221. Background: In the era of evidenced based healthcare, nursing is required to demonstrate that care … Continue reading Standardized Nursing Terminology and Classification Systems in Published Research #ICNP
The proliferation of online open-access journals has added new complexity to the already difficult task of identifying and submitting manuscripts to journals (especially in fields where a peer-reviewed journal article is the gold standard). This web site, prepared by Carolyn Mills (UConn Libraries), is very helpful: http://guides.lib.uconn.edu/journaleval/gettingstarted
Oermann et al. (2016) report on a systematic study of predatory open-access nursing journals: "There were 140 predatory nursing journals from 75 publishers. Most journals were new, having been inaugurated in the past 1 to 2 years. One important finding was that many journals only published one or two volumes and then either ceased publishing … Continue reading Study of Predatory Open Access Nursing Journals
A fine editorial by Dr. Karen Morin, RN, FAAN, has some good advice for nurse authors: Pay attention to reviewers! Morin describes reviewers' pet peeves (lack of conceptual congruency, poorly written manuscripts, limited reviews of the literature) and provides suggestions (offer something new and important, get peer review of drafts prior to submission, follow instructions … Continue reading Listen to Reviewers!
The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers offers some timely and concise guidance on avoiding the perishable publishing of predatory online open access journals: http://blog.alpsp.org/2017/08/KnowledgeE.html
With the closing earlier this year of Jeffrey Beall's ScholarlyOA web site and the recent introduction of a subscription service that reviews online open-access journals, there is still a space for open-access guidance to scholars and researchers. Consider Think. Check. Submit. http://thinkchecksubmit.org/ Sharing research results with the world is key to the progress of your discipline … Continue reading Think. Check. Submit.
As readers of NursingWriting.com are familiar, a profusion of online open-access journals, many with dubious review, editing, and publishing practices and dependent on authors' fees (rather than subscriptions) has created problems for researchers, students and clinicians. Previously, a web site run by Jeffrey Beall (ScholarlyOA) as a volunteer effort outside his day job offered frank … Continue reading Predatory Online Open-Access Journals: Cabell’s White/Black Lists