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“Fake” journals and the fragility of authenticity: citation indexes, “predatory” publishing, and the African research ecosystem

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This article explores the contested politics of academic authenticity within the African research ecosystem, with particular reference to Nigeria. We show how a fear of “fake” journals is cultivated amongst African academics, with international journal citation indexes being used to adjudicate the credibility of African journals and publishers. The article juxtaposes an ethnographic vignette of a major publisher’s training webinar with detailed case studies of two Nigerian commercial publishi...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1080/13696815.2020.1864304

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Education
Oxford college:
Kellogg College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-2573-1171
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
Journal of African Cultural Studies More from this journal
Volume:
33
Issue:
3
Pages:
276-296
Publication date:
2021-09-20
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EISSN:
1469-9346
ISSN:
1369-6815
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1196131
Local pid:
pubs:1196131
Deposit date:
2021-11-15

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