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Predatory Publishing

Guide to the basics of predatory publishers and how to avoid them.

How Can We Stop Predatory Journals?

The academic community has implemented several practices to reduce the impact and presence of predatory publishers (Zakout, 2020).  These include:

  • Implementing predatory publishing topics into undergraduate and graduate coursework.  This increases awareness of the topic early in students' careers.
  • Hosting discussions about predatory publishing in research centers, libraries, and academic development centers.
  • Hiring an expert on the topic to assist students in avoiding predatory publishers.
  • Excluding funds, promotions, and jobs that support predatory publishers.