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How to Identify Deceptive Publishers or Conferences

What You Can Do

  • Be aware of the publication landscape in your research area and the most reputable journals
  • Research the publisher credentials (see Tip 2)
  • Consult the Directory of Open Access Journals ( ) for reputable journals
  • Resist too-good-to-be-true-offers.  Trust your instincts!  If something smells fishy it probably is, as they say!