Cross Sectional StudyPredatory journals in oncology: prevalence and impactsMohammed, Shvan H. BSca,b; Kakamad, Fahmi H. PhDa,c,d,; Salih, Abdulwahid M. MDd,e; Omar, Diyar A.a,f; Mikael, Tomas M. BSca,d; Hassan, Marwan N. BSca,e; Aziz, Masrur S. BSca; Baba, Hiwa O. BSca,d; Abdullah, Hiwa O. BSca; Mustafa, Mohammed Q. BSca,g; Essa, Rawand A. BSca; Kakamad, Suhaib H. BSca; Qadr, Goran A. BSca,h; Othman, Snur MDa; Salih, Rawezh Q. BSca,d; Abdulla, Fakher BSca; Abdulla, Berwn A. BSca,d; Najar, Kayhan A. BSca,e; Hussein, Dahat A. BSca,d; Sidiq, Shadi H. BSca; Rahim, Hawbash M. BSca,d,h; Mohammed, Karokh K. BSca; Ali, Rebwar A. BSca; Ahmed, Jaafar O. MDa; Hammood, Zuhair D. MDa,d Author Information aKscien Organization, Sulaimani bChara Laboratory, Kalar cDepartment Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Faculty of Medical Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Sulaimani dSmart Health Tower eFaculty of Medical Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Sulaimani, Sulaimani fMedical Laboratory Technology, Shaqlawa Technical College, Erbil Polytechnic University, Erbil, Iraq gMedical Analysis Department, Science Faculty, Ishik University, Erbil hBiology Department, School of Science, University of Sulaimani This manuscript has been peer reviewed. Sponsorships or competing interests that may be relevant to content are disclosed at the end of this article. Published online 29 August 2022 *Corresponding author. Address: Doctor City, Building 11, Apartment 50, Sulaimani 0064, Iraq. Tel: +009647717267454. E-mail address: [email protected] (F.H. Kakamad). This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License 4.0 (CCBY-NC), where it is permissible to download, share, remix, transform, and buildup the work provided it is properly cited. The work cannot be used commercially without permission from the journal. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ IJS: Short Reports: July/September 2022 - Volume 7 - Issue 3 - p e55 doi: 10.1097/SR9.0000000000000055 Buy Metrics Abstract Objectives: The aim of this report is to determine and present the prevalence and impact of predatory journals and publishers in the field of oncology. Method: All predatory journals specific to oncology were included in this study. The reference list was Kscien’s list. Results: Two hundred fifty-eight predatory oncology journals were identified. They distributed 33,069 papers. These publications have received 335,217 citations with a mean of 1250.81 citations per journal and 10.14 citations per paper. The majority of these citations (300,259, 89.57%) came from the legitimate journals. About 235,586 coauthors from 141 countries have published one or more articles in these journals. Conclusion: The huge number of papers and citations are a threatening alarm. Oncologists and oncology researchers must learn how to avoid these journals. Copyright © 2022 The Authors. Published by Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. on behalf of IJS Publishing Group Ltd.