Predatory Publishing

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    Predatory publishing refers to the practice of publishing academic papers in journals that do not meet established standards of academic rigor or ethical publishing practices.

    Predatory publishers use deceptive and exploitative practices to lure researchers into submitting their work for publication, often charging exorbitant fees without providing the usual services that legitimate journals provide, such as peer review, editing, and copyediting.

    Predatory publishers often operate online, using misleading language and marketing techniques to create the appearance of legitimacy.

    Besides, they may use names similar to well-established journals or conferences, or claim to have high impact factors or indexation in prestigious databases, which can mislead researchers into submitting their work.

    Researchers should be cautious when considering publishing in new or unknown journals, and should investigate the journal’s reputation, editorial board, and publishing practices before submitting their work.

    Predatory publishing is a growing problem in academia, and can harm both researchers and the integrity of scientific research.

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    Dr. Ujjal Marjit leads the Centre for Information Resource Management of the University of Kalyani, India. He received his bachelor honours degree from Visva Bharati, Central University and Master in Computer Application from Jadavpur University, India.He did his BLISc and MLISc from Madurai Kamraj University, India. He obtained his PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from University of Kalyani. He was also a visiting researcher at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway. Dr. Marjit was a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), USA. He has coauthored several book chapters and over 70 research publications in various International Journals and Conferences. Dr. Marjit attended many national and international conferences in India and abroad ( Germany, London, Finland, Norway, Netherlands). He has been working in University since 2001.