A consensus definition of predatory journals (4)

14 January, 2020

DEear Williams Nwagwu,

Thank you for your kind words and I understand and agree with your point about the importance of journals participating in standards decision making. Decision-making editors of African peer-reviewed medical journals are welcomed and encouraged to join WAME. Currently, African Journals Online uses the Journal Publishing Practices and Standards rating system, and the Transparency Principles are reflected in them (see, eg, https://www.journalquality.info/en/jpps-criteria/three-stars/ ). Since African journal editors were involved in the development of the JPPS, I hope that the standards can be supported throughout the continent.


Margaret Winker, MD

Trustee, WAME






-Views are my own.-

HIFA profile: Margaret Winker is Secretary and Past President of the World Association of Medical Editors in the U.S. Professional interests: WAME is a global association of editors of peer-reviewed medical journals who seek to foster cooperation and communication among editors, improve editorial standards, promote professionalism in medical editing through education, self-criticism, and self-regulation, and encourage research on the principles and practice of medical editing. margaretwinker AT gmail.com