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From the Web: Beware of the "Predatory Journal"

Book Channel readers may be interested in this week's piece from The New York Times on the rise of so-called "predatory journals," which publish academic research in exchange for a fee paid by the author. The Times argues that many researchers, despite their awareness of this exploitation, continue to publish in such journals anyway. Why? It's a "new and ugly symbiosis" -- padding CVs for tenure and promotion by propping up poorly-vetted, non-peer-reviewed, "dubious" journals.

Who's to blame? And why is there such silence around this issue?



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McDermott on Schaflechner, 'Hinglaj Devi: Identity, Change, and Solidification at a Hindu Temple in Pakistan'

Jürgen Schaflechner. Hinglaj Devi: Identity, Change, and Solidification at a Hindu Temple in Pakistan. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. 360 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-085052-4.

Reviewed by Rachel McDermott (Barnard College) Published on H-Asia (July, 2019) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)