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How to Identify Deceptive Publications or Conferences

Useful Links

Resources to help validate the credibility of a journal or publisher:  

Resources to identify reputable journals:

Checklist on Trusted Conferences:

 

Further Reading

Here is a sample of useful readings on the issue of predatory and bogus publications:

Al-Khatib, A. (2016). Protecting authors from predatory journals and publishersPublishing Research Quarterly32(4), 281-285.

Berger, M., & Cirasella, J. (2015). Beyond Beall’s list: better understanding predatory publishers. College & research libraries news, 76(3), 132-135.

Clark, J., & Smith, R. (2015). Firm action needed on predatory journalsBMJ350(jan16_1), h210.

Kozak, M., Iefremova, O., & Hartley, J. (2016). Spamming in scholarly publishing: a case studyJournal of the Association for Information Science and Technology67(8), 2009-2015.

Loscalzo, J. (2016). The Future of Medical Journal PublishingCirculation133(16), 1621-1624.

Shen, C., & Björk, B. C. (2015). ‘Predatory’ open access: a longitudinal study of article volumes and market characteristicsBMC medicine13(1), 230.