How to check for ‘predatory’ journals?

By | April 2, 2014

How to check for ‘predatory’ journals?

Key indicators of the legitimacy of newly launched OA journals are:

Legitimate journals acknowledge their newly formed status and do not attempt to feign reputation by referring to false Impact Factors or inclusion of content in indexing and abstracting services.

Jeffery Beall, a librarian at Auraria Library, University of Colorado Denver, Colorado, provides a comphensive list of criteria which authors may use to identify potential predatory OA publishers. He also maintains lists of potential, possible, or probable predatory OA publishers and journals.

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