Answered By: ic @westernsydney.edu.au
Last Updated: Jul 29, 2021     Views: 28

There has also been a rise in the prevalence of opportunistic publishers whose main interest is in collecting fees (APCs) from unwary authors.

A 'predatory publisher' generally refers to a publisher who charges a fee for the publication of material without delivering the same level of editorial and publishing services offered by legitimate journals such as peer review.

Predatory publishers often email researchers directly to solicit work. They are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their methods, and ‘scrape the web’ for data to use to populate their spam emails, to give the impression the publisher knows more about you than they actually do.

To help you identify predatory journals, and manage the risk of publishing in a predatory journal, use this Open Access Journal Publishing Checklist or refer to the Predatory Journals list.

You can also check the following platforms:

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