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Hype or Real Threat: The Extent of Predatory Journals in Student Bibliographies

Authors
  • Schira, H. Rainer
  • Hurst, Chris
Publication Date
Apr 05, 2019
Source
Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research
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Language
English
License
Green
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Abstract

Predatory publishing has risen with the development of open access publishing. This study examines how many potential predatory journals were used by Brandon University students by analyzing their bibliographies. In total, 245 bibliographies including 2,359 citations were analyzed. Of the 1,485 citations to journals in these citations, five were found to cite journals on Beall’s List of Predatory Journals and Publishers. The probable sources of these journals in the students’ bibliographies were examined.

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