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Fear of the academic fake? Journal editorials and the amplification of the 'predatory publishing' discourse

Abstract:

This analysis of 229 editorials and opinion pieces published in science and medical journals explores the affective discourses used to characterise so-called predatory publishing. Most (84%, n = 193) deploy one or more of three related categories of metaphorical and figurative language (fear, fakery and exploitation) to strengthen their rhetorical case. This paper examines the deployment, co-occurrence and amplification of this language across the science publishing system, focusing particula...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1002/leap.1377

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Education
Oxford college:
Kellogg College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-2573-1171
Publisher:
Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers Publisher's website
Journal:
Learned Publishing Journal website
Volume:
34
Issue:
3
Pages:
396-406
Publication date:
2021-03-02
Acceptance date:
2021-02-05
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EISSN:
1741-4857
ISSN:
0953-1513
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1167677
Local pid:
pubs:1167677
Deposit date:
2021-11-15

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