How to Identify a Predatory Journal

How to Identify Predatory Open Access Journals

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This is the eighth installment of our Resources for Science Communication series that we're sharing thanks to our partners at AJE: American Journal Experts. (Click here to see previous topics.)

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Did you know there are more than 9,000 Open Access journals indexed in the DOAJ?

As Open Access journals have become more common, the number of predatory Open Access journals has increased as well.

To help you avoid publishing with (or even submitting to) a predatory journal, AJE has compiled 8 indicators that could help reveal a dishonest publisher.

In “8 Ways to Identify a Questionable Open Access Journal,” you can see a list of questions to use as a guide the next time you are evaluating an Open Access journal.

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