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Table 3 Location and contact information

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 (%)
Country name in journal title differs from country listed in ‘contact us’a Yes 11/21 (52.38) 4/13 (30.77) 1/31 (3.23)
Country named in contact addressb Top 5 listed (n)e India (40) UK (5) USA (4) Romania (3) Bulgaria (2) UK (34) South Korea (9) Iran (5) New Zealand (4) Germany (3) USA (66) UK (16) Australia (1) Canada (1) New Zealand (1)
Addresses in low/low- to middle-income countriesf   48/64 (75.00%) 18/92 (19.56%) 0/83 (0.00%)
‘Contact us’ mechanism Email address 90 (96.77) 91 (91.92) 87 (87.00)
Fillable web form 42 (45.16) 22 (22.22) 25 (25.00)
No contact apparent 1 (1.08) 1 (1.01) 7 (7.00)
Non-professional email address provided (e.g., Yahoo, Google, AOL)c Yes 57/90 (63.33) 9/91 (9.89) 5/87 (5.75)
Email address provided for Editor-in-Chiefd Yes 39/71 (54.93) 23/82 (28.05) 29/91 (31.87)
  1. aDenominator of fraction represents number of journals naming a country in the title
  2. bMore than one country named by some journals
  3. cDenominator of fractions indicates the number of journals where the variable concerned was relevant
  4. dDenominator of fractions indicates the number of journals where an Editor-in-Chief was listed
  5. eNumber of journals providing this information: Predatory, n = 64; Open access n = 92; Subscription, n = 83
  6. fCategorized using 2014 World Bank Data: http://data.worldbank.org/about/country-and-lending-groups