Q: How to verify if journal of Arts and Humanities (JAH) is a predatory or authentic journal?

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Dear Author,

Thank you for your query. You can check the following to determine whether the journal is predatory:

-Are there spelling or grammatical mistakes or other questionable characteristics on their website or in the solicitation email?

-Is the peer review process clearly stated on the website?

-Does the website clearly state the publishing fees?-Is the journal indexed in databases that you use?

-Can you easily contact the publisher?

-Are the time-stamps of incoming emails consistent with the working hours of the reported country of origin?

-Does the phone number have the correct country code?

-Is the journal a member of the Committee on Publication and Ethics (COPE) or Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) or listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)?


The following free subscriptions may also help you identify whether the journal is predatory:


-The Directory of Open Access Journals

-The Committee on Publication Ethics

-SCImago Journal Rank

-Stop Predatory Journals