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Table 1 Aims and scope

From: Potential predatory and legitimate biomedical journals: can you tell the difference? A cross-sectional comparison

   Predatory, N = 93, n (%) Open Access, N = 99, n (%) Subscription-based, N = 100, n (%)
General research area Biomedical only 47 (50.53) 99 (100) 100 (100)
  Biomedical & non-biomedical 46 (49.46) N/A N/Aa
Medical subject categories Top 5 listed (n) Pharmacology/Toxicology (59) Research/Laboratory Medicine & Medical Technology (37) Immunology (22) Nursing (18) Dentistry (17) Research/Laboratory Medicine & Medical Technology (28) Immunology (20) Pharmacology/Toxicology (13) Nursing (12) General and Internal Medicine (12) General and Internal Medicine (15) Surgery (13) Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems (12) Public, Environmental & Occupational Health (10) Endocrinology, Metabolism & Nutrition (9)
Number of medical categoriesb Median (IQR) 2 (1–4) (Range 1–31) 2 (1–2) Range (1–23) 1 (1–2) Range (1–16)
  1. aNot assessed; presumed biomedical due to source
  2. bNumber of journals providing this information: Predatory, n = 86; Open Access, n = 94; Subscription, n = 99