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Publish Your Work: Predatory Publishers

What is a Predatory Publisher?

Predatory publishers use questionable business practices, such as charging fees to authors to publish their articles without standard editorial and publishing services provided by legitimate scholarly journals. The following resources can help you identify and avoid predatory publishers.

Tools and Resources for Evaluating Publishers

Checklists and Evaluation Tools


Directories of Approved Journals and Publishers
Journals and publishers included in these lists have been vetted and approved by quality control organizations. 


Questionable Journals and Publishers

How to Determine if a Journal is a Predatory Publisher

Phony vs. Legit Publishers Infographic

Evaluating Scholarly Journals infographic from FrontMatter by Allen Press / CC BY ND NC 3.0

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