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Nurs Outlook. 2019 Nov - Dec;67(6):664-670. doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2019.05.001. Epub 2019 May 11.

Citations of articles in predatory nursing journals.

Author information

1
Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC. Electronic address: marilyn.oermann@duke.edu.
2
Maine Desk LLC, Portland, ME.
3
Capstone College of Nursing, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL.
4
Duke University Medical Center Library, Durham, NC.
5
Faculty of Nursing, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, Kilimanjaro, United Republic of Tanzania.
6
Capstone College of Nursing, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL; Department of Psychology, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL.
7
Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC.
8
University of Connecticut School of Nursing, Storrs, CT.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Nursing journals from predatory publication outlets may look authentic and seem to be a credible source of information. However, further inspection may reveal otherwise.

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this study was to analyze publication and dissemination patterns of articles published in known predatory nursing journals.

METHOD:

Using Scopus, reference lists were searched for citations from seven identified predatory nursing journals. Bibliographic information and subsequent citation information were then collected and analyzed.

FINDINGS:

A total of 814 citations of articles published in predatory nursing journals were identified. Further analysis indicated that these articles were cited in 141 nonpredatory nursing journals of various types.

DISCUSSION:

Predatory nursing journals continue to persist, yet fewer may now be in existence. Education and information may help authors and reviewers identify predatory journals, thereby discouraging submissions to these publications and hesitancy among authors to cite articles published in them.

KEYWORDS:

Citation analysis; Knowledge dissemination; Nursing literature; Open access; Predatory nursing journals; Publications

PMID:
31255305
DOI:
10.1016/j.outlook.2019.05.001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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