Hijacked journals: Tips for young researchers, to detect and avoid them


  • Hussein A. Abid Department of Scientific Affairs and Cultural Relations, Al-Nahrain University, Jadiriyah, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Emad A. Yousif Department of Chemistry, College of Science, Al-Nahrain University, Baghdad 64021, Iraq




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How to Cite

Hijacked journals: Tips for young researchers, to detect and avoid them. (2022). Baghdad Journal of Biochemistry and Applied Biological Sciences, 3(04), 232-236. https://doi.org/10.47419/bjbabs.v3i04.179

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