Friday, March 31, 2023

UB professors hit by scholarly scammers

A number of University of Botswana lecturers were promoted to professors partly because of research papers they published in bogus academic journals.

An investigation by Sunday Standard turned up information that at least three associate professors currently at UB have never published a single paper in a reputable peer-reviewed academic journal.

Associate professors Mildred Odireleng Shehu, Brothers Malema and Fidelis Ifeyani Emoh are not in the Scopus database. This is the world best abstraction and citation database for peer-reviewed journals. So, if a Scopus indexed journal is said to be Scopus indexed, it means that the works published by them in their journals are also cited among the 70 million other works embedded in the Scopus database.

A further search on Google Scholar turned up a number of papers by the three associate professors, published by predatory journals.

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