‘Publish or perish’ mentality driving academicians to questionable journals

Some Malaysian professors and lecturers are publishing their research in questionable scholarly journals that allow them to pay to be published and over time this will weaken the overall reputation of our universities, academicians say.

Malaysia was ranked as among the fifth-highest contributors in the world of countries surveyed by two Czech Republic economists Vit Machacek and Martin Srholec, who mapped the infiltration of so-called “predatory” scholarly journals into the citation database Scopus over a period of three years from 2015 to 2017.

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