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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
Think. Check. Submit.
Follow this checklist to make sure you choose trusted journals for your research.
Think. Check. Attend.
This checklist provides guidance for evaluating professional conferences.
Be iNFORMEd: Checklist
A checklist to assess the quality of a journal or publisher. Created by Duke University Medical Center LIbrary & Archives.
Scholarly Publishing Information Hub (SPI-Hub™)
SPI-Hub consolidates information from multiple resources to easily compare the quality, scholarly importance, and editorial policies of several biomedical journals
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