How Can you Spot a Predatory Journal? | American Council on Science and Health
Amyluv's bookmarks 2017-12-12
"There are so many scientific journals nowadays, it is understandably challenging for the untrained eye to be able to discern the good ones from the bad ones. Heck, sometimes it's hard for the well trained eye. One of the main reasons for the difficulty lies in a major shift in scientific publishing that has happened in the last decade - the introduction of open access publishing on the internet. This has brought with it the unfortunate rise of online journals that fall under the category of ‘predatory’ journals. These are defined as journals that 1) actively solicit manuscripts, 2) charge publications fees and 3) lack robust peer review and editorial services."