Solving the problem of predatory publications in Russia
Amsterdam and Lipetsk/Tyumen, December 10, 2020 – Peerwith, the leading researcher services marketplace for institutions worldwide, and World Sci Publ from the Russian Federation, announce a partnership connecting the researchers and institutions in Russia and other Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries with international experts from the Peerwith network.
Peerwith helps researchers to get published. Pre-submission manuscript validation and preparation services increase the chance of manuscripts being accepted for publication in international, high-impact journals, helping raise the scientific impact of institutions. These services will now also be made available to institutions in CIS countries with localized support from our partner World Sci Publ. The Premium publication support service package is exclusively available via the partnership.
“Universities want to climb the world rankings”, says Marsel Kadyrov, director of World Sci Publ. “We want to connect our researchers in CIS countries with Peerwith experts. Researchers in our countries have little idea what it takes to get published in international, high-impact journals and overcome the growing problem of predatory publishing. Our researchers need the help of publishing experts, thus we want to connect them with the best Peerwith experts directly. “
Ivo Verbeek, director of Peerwith, while discussing this new partnership, stated, “We recently announced the new Peerwith Institutional Solutions, including the Premium publication support package, which seems like a good fit for Russian universities. We are extremely happy to be able to offer that service package together with a trusted local partner like World Sci Publ. “
The main problem is that the Russian universities spend huge amounts of money per year to reward scientists for special achievements in science, and international publications are considered special achievements. These publications are, however, most often in predatory journals. According to the latest report of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the damage thus caused amounted to more than US$20 million. The partnership between Peerwith and World Sci Publ aims to solve (part) of this problem.
Peerwith provides a secure peer-to-peer researcher services platform, connecting academics and experts across the world, making the researcher services market more collaborative, affordable and transparent. We push the frontiers of communication in science by providing the most innovative, smart, secure, integrable and transparent technological solutions. Peerwith aims to advance science globally by connecting researchers with international experts to improve the quality of their academic work.
About World Sci Publ
World Sci Publ is an international brokerage company in the field of scientific publication consulting. Our clients are authors and scientists from 13 countries around the world, and the number of publications currently totals more than 1,500. Our goals are to make the publication process smooth, understandable, and transparent for the author and to create better conditions for collaboration among scientists from all over the world. We focus on IT solutions, client service and service quality. Our mission is to increase the level of scientific works without breaking publication ethics.