volume 66, issue 6/7, P505-522 2017
DOI: 10.1108/lr-12-2016-0108
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Simona Ibba, Filippo Eros Pani, John Gregory Stockton, Giulio Barabino, Michele Marchesi, Danilo Tigano

Abstract: Purpose-One of the main tasks of a researcher is to properly communicate the results he obtained. The choice of the journal in which to publish the work is therefore very important. However, not all journals have suitable characteristics for a correct dissemination of scientific knowledge. Some publishers turn out to be unreliable and, against a payment, they publish whatever researchers propose. The authors call "predatory journals" these untrustworthy journals. The purpose of this paper is to analyse the inc…

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