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How can I identify a Predatory Journal?

How to identify a predatory journal/publisher


A handout containing 12 questions to identify the characteristics of predatory publishers  developed by Judit H Ward, a Library Faculty at Rutgers University, can be found here:

The World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) has compiled a list of criteria to identify predatory or pseudo journals. This document is available at:

A list of samples of wordings used in predatory publishers' e-mail invitations sent to the targeted authors is available at:

The librarians at the William H. Hannon Library of Loyola Marymount University have developed a rubric for  evaluating  journals. You will find the rubrics at: