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Fake science Publications and Pokemon

From Using Pokemon to Detect Scientific Misinformation

Predatory journals are especially dangerous during the COVID-19 pandemic.

How, then, to catch a predator, besides checking Beall’s List? First, assume all journals or conferences that email you unsolicited submission invitations are predatory, especially if they are outside your field, cover overly broad subjects, promise rapid review, or flatter you with compliments such as “eminent researcher.” Any journal with multiple email domains is predatory, as are absolutely all journals that list the worthless “Index Copernicus” number on their website. 


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