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Questionable Practices in Scholarly Publishing: the Stance of the ISSN Network




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The advent of Open Access publishing has been tainted by questionable practices favouring profit-generating activities over the advancement of sciences. The ISSN network has been faced since 2012 with ISSN requests lacking correct and verifiable information preventing the unambiguous identification of the publication. Some guidelines have been devised to handle these flawed requests.
The ISSN network advocates some educational action towards authors, editors and publishers to improve the quality of publications.

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