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    End of 2016: Can We Save Research From Predators in 2017?Aamir Raoof Memon - 2018 - Science and Engineering Ethics 24 (4):1339-1345.
    At the beginning of every year, we expect to see worthwhile improvements on the past. The end of 2016 showcased many important issues in the scientific world, ranging from criticisms of research misconduct and fraud to the introduction of new scientometrics. Despite the scientific community’s continuing efforts, predatory journals and publishers are still on the rise, and the Beall’s list calls attention to the need to take a firm action across the board. This short opinion piece highlights research conducted by (...)
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    Indexing by Bibliographic Databases of Journals Published in the Developing World.Aamir Raoof Memon & Ahmed Waqas - 2018 - Science and Engineering Ethics 24 (4):1371-1375.
    The removal of Beall’s blog may result in increased numbers of predatory journals and their subsequent victims. Recognizing this, the World Association of Medical Editors suggested criteria for identifying predatory journals in a statement issued on February 18, 2017. These criteria may be helpful in the current scenario of scientific publishing. However, a few lapses and limitations need to be taken into account when translating these policies to the situation in developing countries. This letter presents several cases of legitimate journals (...)
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    Predatory Journals Spamming for Publications: What Should Researchers Do?Aamir Raoof Memon - 2018 - Science and Engineering Ethics 24 (5):1617-1639.
    In the internet era spam has become a big problem. Researchers are troubled with unsolicited or bulk spam emails inviting them to publish. However, this strategy has helped predatory journals hunt their prey and earn money. These journals have grown tremendously during the past few years despite serious efforts by researchers and scholarly organizations to hinder their growth. Predatory journals and publishers are often based in developing countries, and they potentially target researchers from these counties by using different tactics identified (...)
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  4. Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of plagiarism as reported by participants completing the authoraid mooc on research writing.Aamir Raoof Memon & Martina Mavrinac - forthcoming - Science and Engineering Ethics:1-22.
    To explore the knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding plagiarism in a large culturally diverse sample of researchers who participated in the AuthorAID MOOC on Research Writing. An online survey was designed and delivered through Google Forms to the participants in the AuthorAID MOOC on Research Writing during April to June 2017. A total of 765 participants completed the survey, and 746 responses were included in the analysis. Almost all participants reported knowledge of the term “plagiarism”, and 89.1% of them understand (...)
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