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Letters Predatory journals

Predatory journals are only part of the problem

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 11 February 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h707
  1. Mahesh Devnani, assistant professor1,
  2. Anil K Gupta, professor1
  1. 1Department of Hospital Administration, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
  1. devnaniji{at}

Clark and colleagues discuss an important problem affecting research publication in many emerging low and middle income countries. But predatory journals and publishers are only part of the problem.1 The main problem is the low quality of research being done in these countries …

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