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ICT-based Cooperative Model for Transparent and Sustainable Scholarly Publishing Ecosystem  

Jung, Youngim (KESLI Secretariat, Open Access Center, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information, HPC and Data Science, KISTI School, University of Science and Technology, Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia)
Seo, Tae-Sul (Division of Science and Technology Data, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information)
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Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia / v.21, no.1, 2022 , pp. 53-71 More about this Journal
The overall purposes of this study are to identify actions taken to counter predatory publishing practices as well as to propose an ICT-based model to detect such practices. The need to raise quantitative performance metrics to support career goals has created immense pressure on researchers to publish in the literature as frequently as possible. This "publish or perish" syndrome appears to be fueling a rise in scholarly journals and conferences that provide quicker and easier routes to publication. However, such avenues sometimes involve questionable academic practices with important ethical ramifications. One notable example is the proliferation of predatory publishing, including predatory journals and fake conferences. The widening impact of such activities is beginning to prompt academic societies, publishers, and institutions to take measures. This paper discusses the issues on predatory publishing practices, and some of the actions taken by various stakeholders to address these practices. In order to build a transparent and sustainable scholarly publishing ecosystem, this study highlights multi-dimensional and specific solutions, including reforms to research ethics codes, research management rules, and legal protection from exploitative practices. This paper proposes an ICT-based cooperative model for monitoring of predatory publishers as a potential solution to create a sustainable and transparent infrastructure for a scholarly publication system guarding against misconduct in publishing practices.
scholarly publishing; predatory journal; fake conference; open access; transparency; ICT based monitoring;
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