Where to Publish Scholarly Journal Articles: Avoid

Information on publishing in a scholarly journal.

Hijacked or Predatory

You'll find more in-depth information in the hijacked and predatory subtabs.

"A hijacked journal is a legitimate academic journal for which a bogus website has been created by a malicious third party for the purpose of fraudulently offering academics the opportunity to rapidly publish their research for a fee."  Butler, D. (2013). Sham journals scam authors.  Nature 495, 421-422.

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.

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Predatory Journal List

Hijacked Journal List