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.

Subject area

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

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Responsible department/unit

University of Borås

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Gustaf Nelhans - University of Borås

Contributor(s)

Theo Bodin - Karolinska Institutet

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SND-ID: SND 1149

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

Time period(s) investigated

2012-01-01 — 2017-12-31

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit

Municipality

Highest geographic unit

Country

Population

Swedish Higher Education Institutions

Sampling procedure

Total universe/Complete enumeration

Subject area

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

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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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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>

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Gustaf Nelhans - University of Borås

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

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Published: 2020-03-02