What Are Predatory Publishers?



as you work to publish your scholarship you will need to learn to avoid predatory publishers predatory publishers are publishers that are focused on profit and not scholarly promotion and excellence legitimate open access journals may require fees in order to pay for website maintenance and the work involved in peer review and publication predatory publishers will charge fees without providing the same rigorous academic experience such as peer review or copy editing in order to maximize profits in addition to predatory journals there are also vanity presses that will offer to print scholarly monographs on demand for pay if a journal does not appear to be applying rigorous academic standards appears notably aggressive in pursuing submissions and charges fees you should attempt to verify the journal standing and reputation see the video identifying predatory publishers for more information

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