Is predatory publishing a real threat? Evidence from a large database study
Scientometrics, April 2018
Marcelo S. Perlin, Takeyoshi Imasato, Denis Borenstein
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|Members of the public||27||71%|
|Practitioners (doctors, other healthcare professionals)||3||8%|
|Science communicators (journalists, bloggers, editors)||2||5%|
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|Student > Master||11||10%|
|Student > Ph. D. Student||9||9%|
|Readers by discipline||Count||As %|
|Medicine and Dentistry||9||9%|
|Business, Management and Accounting||8||8%|
|Arts and Humanities||7||7%|
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