Researchers face many challenges in publishing research. In particular, people who are doing a doctorate or other equivalent degrees have to put a lot of effort into publishing research papers. It is easy to select research journals for publication, but it is difficult to know the reality of these journals, in such a situation, researchers get their research papers published in cloned and fake journals, which are then declared invalid.

On topics related to the identification and publication of cloned journals across the country, Dr. Sumit Narula, Director, School of Communication, Amity University, Gwalior and Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Content, Community and Communication, s addressed to researchers from institutes in the country and abroad, gave information on the identification of these journals. Besides media education, Narula has also educated academics and teachers through webinars and research journal seminars on topics such as medicine. Because of the lack of information they contain, researchers get their research papers published, so research is not encouraged.

On the other hand, quality journals do not get suitable readers either. He said that many journals print original research in fake research journals by charging researchers a lot of money. For which the researcher has to bear the damages, apart from that, such published research is of no use in the academic field.

The tradition of printing research papers without quality is growing nowadays. Dr. Narula disseminated information to people through webinars at institutions of higher education across the country to identify “cloned, fake and periodical journals” so that researchers’ research can be published in journals. higher quality research.

According to Dr. Narula, nowadays the trend of online journals has increased a lot. The researcher is guaranteed to get the publication in these journals within a day or two, due to which fraud began to occur. Researchers waste their money and time by falling prey to these bogus reviews. After publication, when the researcher asks for a promotion, it turns out that the journal has been cloned. The most important thing is that nowadays people are tricked into creating a clone of Scopus website. In such a situation, it often happens that the clone log identification page does not open even after searching on the Scopus website. There are people from many fake agencies on these websites, with whom they have nothing to do.