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Emergence of Predatory Publishing in Library and Information Science: Issues and Implications for Scholarship among Academic Librarians in Nigeria

Ifijeh, Goodluck (2017) Emergence of Predatory Publishing in Library and Information Science: Issues and Implications for Scholarship among Academic Librarians in Nigeria. BİLGİ DÜNYASI, 18 (1). pp. 149-161.

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Abstract

Predatory publishing is an emerging but worrisome trend among academics including librarians in Nigeria. This paper examines crucial issues and implications of predatory publishing among Nigerian academic librarians. It outlines the characteristics of predatory publishers and journals and their subtle means of enticing unsuspecting authors. The paper discusses the intricate dimensions of predatory publishing and its effects on research and scholarship among librarians. It notes that predatory publishing has devastating effects on the future of research and scholarship. The paper concludes with strategies for intervention and a call on relevant authorities in Nigeria to take proactive steps to curb predatory publishing among faculties especially academic librarians.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Predatory Publishers, predatory journals, academic libraries, Nigeria, librarians scholarship, research
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2017 12:10
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2017 12:10
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/8545

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