What is the real problem that the paper 'Eating Zubat caused a pandemic of the new corona in Shoyo City' was published in an academic journal?

The character appearing in the Pokemon series has been talked about as publishing a paper in an academic journal stating that ' the outbreak of COVID-19 in Shoyo City is related to the edible consumption of Zubat .'

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On March 18, 2020, the Pandemic of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) is related to the edible consumption of Pokemon Zubat in the American Journal of Biomedical Science and Research , an American journal for biomedical science research. A paper has been published that states that there is.

This paper was published in an official journal, but it is clearly a 'fake paper' by authors such as Joey and Dr. Utsugi who appear in the Pokemon series.

Cyllage City COVID-19 Outbreak Linked to Zubat Consumption
(PDF) https://biomedgrid.com/pdf/AJBSR.MS.ID.001256.pdf

The true author of the paper is Mattan Skromi, who has published other papers using Pokemon such as Pikachu , Polygon , and Pudding . Not surprisingly, all of them are 'fake papers.' 'It's because the journal that publishes the paper isn't peer-reviewed,' Skromi said of the reason for publishing the fake paper. The act of publishing a dissertation manuscript submitted by a researcher in an open access journal without proper peer review or editing is called ' predatory publishing, ' but Mr. Skromi says that multiple journals publish this predatory publication. We are publishing fake papers to show what we are doing.

'The journals that published my papers are predatory publishing. This may seem like a legitimate practice, but these journals are peer-reviewed, edited, and even read the papers. Not done. Publishers such as Biomed Grid, which publishes the American Journal of Biomedical Science and Research, OMICS, and Longdom Publishing, charge hundreds to thousands of dollars (hundreds of thousands of yen) for authors. If you pay, we will accept any journal, 'he said, pointing out that several publishers are doing predatory publishing to make money.

In addition, Scrommi bitterly criticizes 'predatory journals are just expensive blogs and sources of scientific information that are less reliable than celebrity Twitter.'

To make matters worse, Mr. Skromi's paper on the relationship between COVID-19 and Zubat has already been cited in multiple papers.

A Tunisian-based physicist published a

paper in another predatory journal, IJERT, stating that 'COVID-19 is an artificially caused disease that can be treated with herbs.' In this paper, I cite Mr. Skromi's fake paper. Furthermore, in the same paper, as the first paper to identify the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), another paper published by Mr. Skromi, 'Signs and symptoms of Pokerus infection' is cited.

When Mr. Skrom contacted the physicist, he was unaware of the difference between open access journals and predatory journals. 'The difference between the two is important, and fake papers, such as those published in predatory journals, are really dangerous, especially in public health research,' Skromi cautions.

In addition to predatory journals, there are also journals that are peer-reviewed after publication, so Mr. Skromi pointed out that 'just because an academic paper is published, you should not blindly trust everything that is published.'

The most famous way to find predatory journals is to check out the beall list created by Jeffrey Beall, an associate professor at the University of Colorado Denver. However, it is also important for Mr. Skromi to develop his own eyes to find predatory journals, specifically, 'Academic journals outside the field of specialization, journals dealing with too wide a theme, and quick peer review. 'Academic journals that make promises or compliment with compliments from' prominent researchers '' are likely to be peer-reviewed journals.

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