Journals as a Global Threat to Pharmaceutical Research and Development

    Published on:June 2020
    Journal of Young Pharmacists, 2020; 12(2):185-186
    Letter to the Editor | doi:10.5530/jyp.2020.12.38

    Asim Zeeshan1*, Shahid Zeeshan1, Sarwat Surriyya2

    1Electrical Engineering Department, College of Engineering Science, Institute of Business and Management, Karachi, PAKISTAN.

    2Anatomy Departments, Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi, PAKISTAN.


    In the scholarly arena, some publishers are capitalizing the model of open access publishing. This indicates that these publishers may anxious in accepting the manuscripts that are fallacious in term of academic or scientific quality is concerned and offering some publication charges to the author without specifying the essential editorial services. These publishers are in the scholarly arena known as predatory publishers and float an offensive term known as “predatory open access”.1 However, the phenomenon of predatory journals has considered critical debate within the scholarly world for an extended period. More, recent threat that the scholarly world confront as a challenge within the academic sphere was ‘Hijack journal.’ The term refers to design clone webpage that replicates the mirror image of an Authentic Journal to fish the author’s who accepts as true to send their work to a legitimate journal and also pay the publications charges. Read more.....

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