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Workshop on “Fighting the menace of Predatory and Cloned Journals”

A workshop was conducted on “Fighting the menace of predatory Journals for all the faculty members” of Dr. D.Y. Patil B-School by the Research & Publication Cell. Consecutive workshops for 6 hours each were conducted online by Prof. Geetika Jha to guide faculties on understanding the nature of predatory journals and how to track them.


To understand the nature of predatory journals and how to track them.

No. of Participants : 18 faculties (in-house)

Program Date: 28th April 2020

Program Duration: 5 hours (11.00 am to 4.30 pm)

Resource Person

Prof. Geetika Jha, Assistant Professor, Dr. D. Y. Patil B-School, Pune, India.


The Workshop aimed at understanding the nature of predatory and cloned journals and how to track them. The Workshop covered the points such as, Understanding predatory Journal, What attracts the academicians to publish in those Journals, What can be the repercussions of publishing in the predatory Journal, How can one find out if a given Journal is predatory or not, What are the checklists if the target journal is a genuine one.

Prof. Geetika Jha gave practical demonstrations on the covered topic and solved the queries of the participants regarding their target journal, whether it is a genuine or a fake one. She gave the name of specific journals to the participants and asked them to search for themselves if the given name of the journal is a fake or predatory one.

The session was quite helpful to the participants, which paved the way for them to stay safe from getting trapped in these predatory/ fake Journals and lose their hard work.

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