Answered By: Christie Hurrell
Last Updated: Dec 21, 2017     Views: 76

Predatory publishers are those that:

  • attempt to deceive authors into paying for nonexistent or shoddy peer review and/or editorial services
  • publish content that is portrayed as rigorous and scholarly, but is not
  • may not be transparent about fees charged

Before you submit an article to any journal, make sure you evaluate it for reputability.  Some tools for doing so can be found on the Scholarly Communication research guide, or contact a librarian for help.