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Unravelling the mysteries of predatory conferences

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor Peter Heasman

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Abstract

© 2019, Nature Publishing Group. All rights reserved. The science and practice of dentistry are underpinned by research and clinical developments that have been evaluated rigorously before being presented to the profession in peer-reviewed journals or at national and international meetings. The online platform that supports open access journals has been corrupted by the emergence of so-called ‘predatory journals’, which accept papers on payment of a significant publication fee. This practice has now extended to dental conferences and this article describes the author’s personal views of predatory conferences.


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Author(s): Heasman PA

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: British Dental Journal

Year: 2019

Volume: 226

Issue: 3

Pages: 228-230

Online publication date: 01/02/2019

Acceptance date: 11/10/2018

ISSN (print): 0007-0610

ISSN (electronic): 1476-5373

Publisher: Nature Publishing Group

URL: https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.bdj.2019.101

DOI: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2019.101


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