‘Publish or Perish’ Trend: Fueling the Predatory Journals

Keywords: Predatory Publications



In the past, journals were published only in the print, and the only way to access them was through the library. However, today we can easily access journals and articles with a click. There are more online journals which have made it possible and feasible for authors to submit their work.

As an editor of a journal, I am often approached by younger aspiring authors for accelerated publication of their manuscripts. The journal is biannual and undergoes double-blind peer review process which in itself is time consuming. The authors also fear the reviewer’s comment about major corrections or even rejection of their article. The criteria of mandatory publication for academic promotion has compelled medical professionals to write and publish research articles. To get their articles published quick and easy, they sometimes fall prey to predatory journals. The ‘Publish or Perish’ trend should be discouraged and young researchers should be mentored and encouraged to publish in good impact journals.


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Author Biography

Alok Atreya, Lumbini Medical College and Teaching Hospital


Journal of Lumbini Medical College.


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How to Cite
Atreya A. ‘Publish or Perish’ Trend: Fueling the Predatory Journals. J Lumbini Med Coll [Internet]. 16Dec.2020 [cited 11May2021];8(2):183-4. Available from: https://jlmc.edu.np/index.php/JLMC/article/view/409