Do impact-factor journals make blacklisted journals visible? A systematic citation study

Kulczycki E., Holowiecki M., TAŞKIN Z., Krawczyk F.

18th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI), ELECTR NETWORK, 12 - 15 July 2021, pp.615-620 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Page Numbers: pp.615-620


Predatory publishing has recently become the most popular and controversial subject in academia. The main reason is the efforts of policymakers to draw a line between predatory and legitimate publishing. While the journals included in the citation indexes are accepted as 'legitimate' by policymakers, the journals in two lists (Beall's and Cabell's), one of which has not been updated for years, are considered blacklisted. Our main aim in this study is to reveal the contribution of the journals accepted as legitimate by policymakers to the visibility of predatory journals. The research in progress presents preliminary findings regarding the first stage of a two-part study. In the first stage, the contribution of impact-factor journals to the visibility of predatory journals will be revealed, and in the second, citations will be examined in terms of their contents. In this study, the indexes (JCR, ESCI or A&HCI) and impact factors of the citing journals are presented. According to the preliminary results of the study, the results confirm the necessity of citation content analysis.Y