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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 578
Author's reply

Department of Orthopaedics, UCMS and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Date of Web Publication31-Aug-2016

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Dhammi IK, Ul Haq R. Author's reply. Indian J Orthop 2016;50:578

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Dhammi IK, Ul Haq R. Author's reply. Indian J Orthop [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Feb 20];50:578. Available from:

We thank Murlimanju et al.[1] showing keen interest in our editorial titled “What is indexing?[2] The authors have very truly warned about predatory journals. Yes, we do agree, young and inexperienced researchers are attracted toward these predatory journals and publishers who are considered to be dishonest and do not fulfill the process of editing, i.e., peer reviewing. Journals have been termed “predatory” when they lack sound peer review practices and do not follow the publication ethics.[3] Beall's list [4] exposes such predatory practices and includes criteria and a list of journal and publishers that fit the criteria of the predatory journal. Hence, our sincere advise to learned authors is that one should beware of using 3rd party services or using service providers to publish their original research. Before selecting a journal, he/she should be aware that the journal follows genuine peer review practices, and its indexing is proper.

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Murlimanju BV, Prabhu LV, Prameela MD, Pai MM, Saralaya VV. What is indexing? Indian J Orthop 2016;50:577-8.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Dhammi IK, Haq RU. What is indexing. Indian J Orthop 2016;50:115-6.  Back to cited text no. 2
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Christopher MM, Young KM. Awareness of “predatory” open-access journals among prospective veterinary and medical authors attending scientific writing workshops. Front Vet Sci 2015;2:22.  Back to cited text no. 3
Bealls J. Beall's List: Potential, Possible, or Probable Predatory Scholarly Open-Access Publishers. Available from: [Last accessed on 2016 Jun 17].  Back to cited text no. 4

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Ish Kumar Dhammi
Department of Orthopaedics, UCMS and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Dilshad Garden, New Delhi - 110 095
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5413.189603

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