via Malay Mail, 24 January 2024: Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) has stood by the integrity of a research paper on Malay maritime history, amidst accusations of misrepresenting facts. The university’s defence, citing peer-review and subjectivity in social sciences, is undermined by concerns that the journal is a pay-to-publish platform. The rapid response from the university, without evident in-depth investigation of the paper’s content, and the potential reputational damage, may lead to skepticism from other academic journals towards future research from UPM.
UPM defends research paper on Malay maritime history, says journal has been peer-reviewedA Google screenshot of Universiti Putra Malaysia’s entrance. The university has rejected accusations that two of its academics are misrepresenting facts related to Malay maritime history.Join us on our WhatsApp Channel, follow us on Instagram, and receive browser alerts for the latest news you need to know.By Muhammad YusryWednesday, 24 Jan 2024 9:23 AM MYTKUALA LUMPUR, Jan 24 — Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)