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How stakeholders can respond to the rise of predatory journals

Predatory journals are a global and growing problem contaminating all domains of science. A coordinated response by all stakeholders (researchers, institutions, funders, regulators and patients) will be needed to stop the influence of these illegitimate journals.

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Acknowledgements

M.M.L. is supported by The Ottawa Hospital Anesthesia Alternate Funds Association. D.M. is supported by a University Research Chair.

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  1. Manoj Mathew Lalu and Larissa Shamseer contributed equally to this work.

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  1. Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON, Canada

    • Manoj Mathew Lalu
  2. Centre for Journalology, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON, Canada

    • Manoj Mathew Lalu
    • , Larissa Shamseer
    • , Kelly D. Cobey
    •  & David Moher
  3. Blueprint Translational Research Group, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Regenerative Medicine Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON, Canada

    • Manoj Mathew Lalu
  4. School of Epidemiology and Public Health, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada

    • Larissa Shamseer
    • , Kelly D. Cobey
    •  & David Moher
  5. School of Natural Sciences, Department of Psychology, University of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland

    • Kelly D. Cobey

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Competing interests

K.D.C. is the publications officer for the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. The other authors have no competing interests to declare.

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Correspondence to David Moher.