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Open Access Predatory Journals and Publishers

What is predatory publishing?

Predatory journals and publishers are defined as "entities that prioritize self-interest at the expense of scholarship and are characterized by false or misleading information, deviation from best editorial and publication practices, a lack of transparency, and/or the use of aggressive and indiscriminate solicitation practices.”

To simplify, predatory publishers purposefully mislead authors by promising peer-review services that they do not actually provide. 

How to Assess a Journal