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29 November 2020

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Predatory source[edit]

Hello :) I was going through the history for the article on robot-assisted surgery when I noticed that you removed a citation from the page for being a predatory source. The journal in question is the International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems (IJARS), a peer-reviewed, open-access journal. I would like to know what gave the impression that IJARS was predatory? AnAbyssButNotScary (talk) 20:27, 25 November 2020 (UTC)

@AnAbyssButNotScary: In 2004, the International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems was published by IntechOpen, a fairly famous predatory publisher. It's only been published by Sage Journals since 13 May 2016. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 20:32, 25 November 2020 (UTC)

Wow, good catch! Thanks! AnAbyssButNotScary (talk) 20:47, 25 November 2020 (UTC)

@AnAbyssButNotScary: You can check WP:UPSD if you're interested in catching sneaky citations like that. It doesn't flag everything, but it flags a lot. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 20:48, 25 November 2020 (UTC)

Predatory source on Ual (tool)[edit]

I completely agree on it being a predatory journal source on Ual (tool), but I feel that things go deeper. When looking for an alternative source since you removed it, I found the same author has officially published a book through the Bodoland University in Assam. I'm wondering if said journal was the only access they had for some reason? Would it be wrong for me to source from that other book the person has made? The issue being that it's in this sort of repository online. Though the repository seems to be run jointly by the university and this company. SilverserenC 22:53, 27 November 2020 (UTC)

I don't have much insight here, save that predatory journals shouldn't be cited. If the book/university/whatever is reliable, feel free to cited it. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 22:57, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
@Silver seren: Try Google Scholar? Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 23:01, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
That definitely helps, thanks. Though there's still so many false positives due to "ual" being the end of so many words in English. SilverserenC 23:30, 27 November 2020 (UTC)

Discussion of guidelines for short descriptions[edit]

There’s a new proposal to add dating recommendations to the guidelines for short descriptions. Short descriptions are a prominent part of the mobile user experience, but the discussion so far has had relatively few voices. Since you are a top contributor to one or more Manual of Style pages, I thought you might be interested. Cheers —jameslucas ▄▄▄ ▄ ▄▄▄ ▄▄▄ ▄ 01:44, 1 December 2020 (UTC)