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Academic Publishing : 2a. Avoid predatory publishers

This guide will provide you with information, suggestions, and resources for preparing your written work for publication, including information on open access publishing.

Avoid predatory publishers

Predatory publishers charge exorbitant article processing fees without conducting any editing or peer-review work, often preying on inexperienced or desperate authors. Journals owned by such publishers can either be closed or open access, although the latter is more common.

When you're evaluating a journal- open access or not-  to determine if your article is a good fit for the publication, remember to spend some time evaluating the journal/publisher to make sure that the goal of the publication is to share high-quality research which advances scholarship versus solely to make a profit. 

(Adapted from Canadian Association of Research Libraries. Unless otherwise expressly stated, this information is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.)

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