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 Materials Science and Engineering 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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