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Coined by Jeffrey Beall, a former librarian at the Auraria Library, University of Denver, the term "predatory publishing" refers to a questionable business practice of charging fees to authors to publish their articles without standard editorial and publishing services provided by legitimate scholarly journals. For updates, please see the Wikipedia entries Predatory open access publishing and Predatory conferences.
Should I Publish in This Journal?
This guide was created to help answer the following questions, upon receiving an invitation from a publisher:
Should I publish my article in a particular journal?
Should I pay article processing charges to publish in an Open Access journal?
Should I edit a special issue for a particular journal?
Should I accept the invitation to serve on the editorial board of a particular journal?
Should I accept the invitation to be a keynote speaker at a particular conference?