Methodological considerations for identifying Questionable Publishing in a National Context – the case of Swedish Higher Education Institutions

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Gustaf Nelhans - University of Borås

Description

The overall scope of this study is an attempt at a methodological framework for matching publication lists at the national level against a combined set of blacklists for questionable publishing. Using the total verified set of publications from Swedish Higher Education Institutions (HEI) as a case, we examined the number, distribution, and proportion of publishing in questionable journals at the national level. Supplemental data, as well as the raw matched data so that tables and figures in the article can be reproduced. Additionally, a list of all matched outlets, along with the total number of matched articles are presented here. Publication data is matched at journal level against HEIs. No article ids are provided in the data set.

Language

English

Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

University of Borås

Responsible department/unit

University of Borås

Contributor(s)

Theo Bodin - Karolinska Institutet

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Method and time period

Population

Swedish Higher Education Institutions

Sampling procedure

Total universe/Complete enumeration
Using the total verified set of publications from Swedish Higher Education Institutions (HEI) found in SwePub, we examined the number, distribution, and proportion of publishing in questionable journals at the national level.

Time period(s) investigated

2012-01-01–2017-12-31

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit

Municipality

Highest geographic unit

Country

Topic and keywords

Research area

Higher and further education, Information technology (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary, Ethics, Information Studies (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Publications

Nelhans, G. & Bodin, T. (2020): Methodological Considerations for Identifying Questionable Publishing in a National Context – the Case of Swedish Higher Education Institutions. Quantitative Science Studies (Accepted)

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Methodological Considerations for Identifying Questionable Publishing in a National Context – the Case of Swedish Higher Education Institutions - data

Description

Supplemental data, as well as the raw matched data so that tables and figures in this article can be reproduced.

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Citation

Gustaf Nelhans. University of Borås (2020). <em>Methodological Considerations for Identifying Questionable Publishing in a National Context – the Case of Swedish Higher Education Institutions - data</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/6dn9-yt13">https://doi.org/10.5878/6dn9-yt13</a>

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Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Gustaf Nelhans - University of Borås

License

Creative Commons  Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Published: 2020-03-02