A longitudinal study published yesterday indicates that predatory publishing is big business, bringing in $75 million in 2014 alone by publishing nearly half a million articles.
Researchers in Finland conducted the first comprehensive study of predatory publishers, examining the e-business aspect as well as the inadequate peer-review process. They found that predatory journals have rapidly increased their publication volumes from 53,000 in 2010 to an estimated 420,000 articles in 2014, published by around 8,000 active journals.
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Tagged academic journals, Africa, Asia, BMC Medicine, Celia B. Fisher, Finland, for-fee publications, Fordham University, Health disparities, India, longitudinal study, predatory, pseudo-scientific journals, publishers, Science, Vulnerable populations
Fordham University Center for Ethics Education bioethicist Dr. Elizabeth Yuko has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the Global Bioethics Initiative (GBI), an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to improving quality of life in vulnerable populations globally, through research, education and policy change recommendations.
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Tagged Ana Lita, Art Caplan, Bioethics, Charles H. Debrovner, Elizabeth Yuko, Fordham University, Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute, Global Bioethics Initiative, Goodwill Ambassador, Health disparities, Mia Farrow, Peter Singer, UNICEF, Vulnerable populations
Ramin Asgary, M.D., M.P.H.
By: Elizabeth Yuko, Ph.D.
Recent natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina, the earthquake in Haiti, and the tsunami in Southeast Asia and the Arab Spring resulted in an increase in short-term medical volunteerism. This type of medical practice raises many ethical issues for both the medical practitioners and their institutions. Dr. Ramin Asgary, Assistant Professor in New York University’s Department of Medicine, has experienced these ethical issues from two perspectives: as a physician working abroad in humanitarian settings, and as an academic examining the ethics of short-term medical volunteerism, and aid workers in general. Continue reading
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Tagged Aid workers, Cultural relativism, Doctors without Borders, Elizabeth Yuko, Humanitarian ethics, Médecins Sans Frontières, Medical ethics, Natural Disasters, New York University, Post-conflict zones, Ramin Asgary, Refugees, Vulnerable populations