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Title:Chinese Ph.D. students' perception of predatory journals
Author(s):Wang, Jiayun; Xu, Jie; Chen, Dianyun
Subject(s):Predatory journals
Chinese Ph.D. student
Online questionnaire survey
Abstract:The aim of this study is to investigate Chinese Ph.D. students' attitudes towards predatory journals. An online questionnaire was distributed and 332 respondents from various disciplines and institutions shared their opinions. The result showed that the majority of respondents (n=271; 81.32%) never heard about predatory journals. Among those who knew what predatory journals are (n=61, 18.68%), thought that predatory journals had bad reputation, low quality and poor peer-review process. They agreed that such journals charge high APC but published quickly. The results also indicated that the awareness of predatory journals was influenced by respondents' gender, research experience and publishing experience. Male respondents knew more about predatory journals than female respondents. Respondents who had rich research and publishing experiences were more likely to identify predatory journals. Regarding further publishing intention, 124 respondents (37.35%) said they might try predatory journals to achieve assessing requirements, and 208(62.65%) respondents refused.
Issue Date:2020-03-23
Series/Report:iConference 2020 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Rights Information:Copyright 2020 Jiayun Wang, Jie Xu, and Dianyun Chen
Date Available in IDEALS:2020-03-17

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