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A requirement that scholars get at least two research papers published in a University Grants Commission-approved journal before submitting their doctoral theses, coupled with pressure on university teachers to get their research published regularly in academic periodicals, has produced an unexpected side-effect: proliferation of dubious journals. (HT representational photo)

UGC disqualifies 4,305 journals of dubious nature

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Parth Welankar, Pune
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2018 04:14 PM IST
A study, published in the March 25 issue of the Current Science journal, had noted a spurt in the number of predatory and dubious journals offering ‘pay and publish’ services to gullible authors. 
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