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How to identify predatory publishers - A Checklist

Andrea Hayward | Jun 27, 2017 | 2,417 views

Predatory publishers refer to those publishers that charge authors publication fees or guarantee them publication, often skipping the integral process of peer review. It is easy for researchers to fall prey to these unauthentic publishing entities because their claims might help researchers with just what they need – an easy and guaranteed publication route. However, if these questionable entities are in the business of publishing sub-quality or factitious research, they could potentially harm not only researchers but scientific publishing as a whole. In such a scenario, authors must build their own defense by learning to identify the good journals from the bogus ones. Through this checklist, we recommend some of the main criteria that researchers ought to consider while selecting a journal for manuscript submission. In particular, it is a guide of what researchers should look for when they browse through a journal’s website and the kind of facts that they should verify.

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A checklist for identifying predatory puiblishers

 

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