Where to Publish Scholarly Journal Articles: Predatory

Information on publishing in a scholarly journal.

What is a Predatory Publisher?

The term predatory publishing was coined by University of Colorado librarian Jeffrey Beall, and refers to publishers who exploit authors for monetary gain.  Predatory publishers disregard scholarship or accuracy in research, misrepresent themselves as well-established and respected publishers, and often charge fees without offering editorial or publisher services.

Nature's article on predatory journals is an interesting read.

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Predatory Publishing Increases

Graph shows the explosion in predatorial journals from 2011-2016.

Image source: Matthews, D. (2016). Journals and publishers setting sights on the unwary. Times Higher Education.