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Promotion and Tenure - LIbrary Tools Guide

Library resources to help in promotion and tenure preparation

What are "predatory publishers"?

In academic publishingpredatory publishing is an exploitative publishing business model that involves charging publication fees to authors without providing the editorial and publishing services associated with legitimate journals (open access or not).

The idea that they are "predatory" is based on the view that academics are tricked into publishing with them, though some authors may e aware that the journal is poor quality or even fraudulent.[a] [2][3]  (Wikipedia, February 2017)

See our full  subject guide, Avoiding Predatory Publishers

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