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The Rising Menace of Predatory Publishing

Predatory publishing has become a plague in the world of academic research, undermining scholarly communication. In this extensive blog post, I’ll shed light on how predatory publishing works, why it has proliferated, how to identify it, who is affected, and what is being done to address this unethical practice. What is Predatory Publishing? Predatory publishing refers to an exploitative academic publishing model that charges authors fees to publish articles without providing the editorial services expected from legitimate scholarly journals. Predatory publishers are primarily concerned about making money from researchers desperate to publish, rather than upholding research integrity.  These publications conduct little or no peer review, allowing the publication of low quality or even fraudulent papers. They often engage in deceptive practices like using reputable sounding journal titles, listing false editorial boards, or claiming fake impact factors to appear legitimate and attract a