Learn how to identify and avoid predatory journals.
There is a growing number of "predatory publishers" who claim to be legitimate open access publishers. Predatory publishers are opportunistic entities that exploit researchers by charging fees while providing little or none of their promised services and benefits.
For help with identifying and evaluating open access publications, contact the library liaison for your subject area or the Scholarly Communications Librarian.
The “HowOpenIsIt?” Open Access Guide helps authors compare and contract journal policies on six fundamental aspects of open access: reader rights, reuse rights, copyrights, author posting rights, automatic posting, and machine readability.