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Scientist: David Moher

David Moher profileProfessor David Moher is the Director of the Centre for Journalology and Senior Scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Canada. Moher has published more than 800 peer-reviewed articles and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Moher is an Associate Director for the International Congress on Peer Review and Biomedical Publication, a journal editor, as well as a member of editorial boards of several medical journals.

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‘Predatory’ publications put pressure on the integrity of scientific literature

Over two million scientific papers are published every year worldwide. Faced with the pressure to 'publish or perish', researchers can be tempted by journals that charge low publication fees and publish articles of dubious quality. The scale of these 'predatory publication practices' and 'predatory publication journals' is global and can have far-reaching consequences, as such ...

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An expert’s opinion: Interview with David Moher on predatory journals

Professor David Moher, Director of the Canadian Centre for Journalology, a centre that conducts research on publication practices, speaks about the, in his words, "perverse incentives in academia to publish", and about the impact of less trustworthy sources of scientific information on policy. How would you define a ‘predatory journal'? David Moher: In 2019, over ...