The Research Council of Norway warns against research magazines with paid content

Norwegian researchers are regularly requested to give interviews to magazines such as International Innovation and Science and Technology (Pan European Network).
Note that these magazines bill researchers from NOK 20 000, – and up for publication.

Several employees of UiB have also been contacted by these magazines, and it is easy to be tempted into giving an interview. Representatives of the magazine approach you as a researcher directly, and ask about the possibility of an interview, often by e-mail.
If you say yes, you will be sent a list of questions to answer. In some cases there is some communication by telephone. The same questions are repeated again and again, case by case. The answers will be printed with little or no editing.

The communication department at UiB wishes to emphasise that we know very little about the catchment area or the effect of such use of money, and who in actual fact reads these magazines.

Read more on the employee pages.

For questions, contact the communication departments media advisers.

With best regards
Ingar Myking                                            Heidi Annette Espedal
Deputy Director                                       Deputy Director
Communications Department              Department of Research Administration

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