Letters Predatory journals

List predatory journal publications separately from genuine scholarly publications as standard for CVs

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h2470 (Published 14 May 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2470
  1. Mitchell S Cappell, chief1
  1. 1Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI 48073, USA
  1. mscappell{at}yahoo.com

I have several comments to make after reading Clark and Smith’s courageous editorial on predatory journals.1

Firstly, I worry that my 240 plus publications in peer reviewed journals indexed in PubMed,2 with zero publications in predatory journals, may be adulterated and devalued because pseudo-academics can pay for publication in predatory journals. This phenomenon could retard my academic advancement.

Secondly, the authors emphasise the damage from predatory publishing in lower income countries. I …

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