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Predatory Publishing: Evaluation Tools

This guide aims to assist with Open Access publishing by helping to identify potential non-scholarly, for profit only publishing practices, also known as predatory publishing.


ThinkCheckSubmit  offers a checklist for researchers to assess the credentials of a journal or publisher. 

This short video (1:58) explains what to do.

Metrics, Conferences, Books

Download Infographics: Phony vs. Legit

Criteria for Determining Predatory Open-Access Publishers (Infographics from the University of West Indies)

On Good Publishing Practices

Identifying Predatory Publishers

From University of Manitoba Libraries (1:42)

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