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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. 

The OSC offers workshops and consultations to help you avoid these traps. Contact us to schedule assistance on these topics:

  • How to detect predatory publishers / conferences
  • Predatory analysis of a specific journal or publisher 

How to Assess a Journal