How to Spot a Predatory Journal

Posted by InfoLit Learning Community on 5/17/19 12:19 PM

Some open-access publishing includes article processing charges (APCs), fees charged by the publication to make the article available for free and that are paid by the author, their institution, or another funding body. While this is a legitimate practice, “predatory” journals, which exist just to collect fees, have arisen and plague the scientific community. It can be difficult for an author to discern whether a journal they haven’t heard of is predatory or legitimate.

Information Literacy, InfoLit Learning Community, open access

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