Re: Predatory journals

Re: Predatory journals  

  By: Peter Odion Ubuane on July 17, 2018, 9:09 a.m.

Good day all. Please does that fact that a journal is indexed in PubMed imply the journal is not predatory?

Could you please help in ascertaining if the following journal is /is not predatory:

EC Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine

https://www.ecronicon.com/ECPRM-EB.php

EC Journal of Pulmonology & Respiratory Medicine 

Peter Odion Ubuane, MBChB, FWACPaed

Re: Re: Predatory journals  

  By: Andy Nobes on July 23, 2018, 2:51 p.m.

Hi Peter,

Sorry for the delay in responding.

This journal is not indexed in Pubmed. I checked another journal by this publisher which claims to be indexed in Pubmed. Their claim is not true:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nlmcatalog/101708254

Please see the line "Collection Status: Not in the NLM Collection". This has not been accepted in their database - it is listed as a source for citation purposes, but has not passed their inclusion quality criteria.

For more information on what this means, please see this page: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/jf18/jf18_noc_serials_display_change.html

Therefore, I would not trust this journal or publisher. They also claim to be based in the UK, but their address is a mailbox forwarding address onlyt ( 19-21 Crawford Street  London W1H 1PJ)

Best wishes

Andy

Andy Nobes

Forum Administrator