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Revista Ecuatoriana de Neurología

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ORTIZ-PRADO, Esteban  and  LISTER, Alex. Predatory Journals: What they are and how to avoid them. Rev Ecuat Neurol [online]. 2019, vol.28, n.1, pp.7-9. ISSN 2631-2581.

The progress of humanity goes hand in hand with the production of new scientific knowledge. To carry out an investigation has as its ultimate purpose to fill an information gap in the endless and dynamic universe of knowledge. It is said that unpublished information is non-existent information and this assertion is the one that provokes a frenzy within the researchers to look for opportunities to publish their results. This growing demand becomes an opportunity for those who seek to profit from the needs of teachers, researchers, students and professionals in general who try to publish their results every day. It is currently estimated that there are more than 10,000 journals that seek to publish results in exchange for money, with a non-existent or a very brief peer review, known as predatory journals. They multiply exponentially and endanger the credibility of the science worldwide. In this brief editorial we seek to explain what predatory journals are, how to identify them and how to avoid them within the context of scientific production in the medical field.

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