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UKZN Griot: Of Publishing and Perishing - scam journals

Friday 2 May 2014

The UKZN Griot. Of Publishing and Perishing

BY: Keyan G Tomaselli*

‘Publish or perish.’ This term has been around for a long time. Yet, even today, the many who do not publish, do not perish. Their lack of publication productivity units (PUs) may be punished in one way or another, but nothing that the CCMA can’t handle.

The digital age, however, sees new threats in every PC, as scamsters across the world, especially in Pakistan, China and India develop the new 419 model that rips off inexperienced academic authors desperate for publication. South Africans have been largely shielded from these conning publishers, a clear benefit of this otherwise flawed regulation and reward mechanism.

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