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Don't Fall Prey to Predatory Publishers and Predatory Journals!

What are Predatory Journals?

Predatory journals are products of predatory publishers. According to Jeffrey Beall, "Predatory Publishers use deception to appear legitimate, entrapping researchers into submitting their work and charging them to publish it."  Publishing your work in predatory journals can waste your time and money, as well as preventing your research from reaching a wider audience and gaining more impact.  Your personnel committee may not recognize publications in such journals.  Find out how to avoid predatory journals with the links and resources below.

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Identifying Predatory Publishers (video 1:43)

Links to Help with Predatory Journals

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