Deceptive Journals

  1. Always check with your advisor before not respond to unsolicited emails. They will charge you to publish (like $3000!), there is no peer review, and you won't be able to resubmit your work elsewhere.
  2. The library has created a libguide on predatory publishing with FAQs and tips.
  3. An example of a deceptive publisher is Omics Group, which claims to publish over 700 journals and organize over 3,000 conferences globally. Ex. of Journal of Earth Science & Climatic Change and this 2017 cached list of deceptive journals.
  4. thinkchecksubmit - is a good resource for identifying good places to submit articles.
  5. DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals is a source of reputable open access journals.


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