To make informed decisions about where to publish, the quality of a publisher or journal is an important consideration for researchers. This page provides some suggestions to assess whether a journal or publisher is predatory.
When evaluating the quality of journal, the following principles should be considered:
Scholarly publishers and associations have developed checklist for researchers to refer when they assess the credentials of a journal or publisher.
The simple and short questions guides researchers to choose the right journal.
The three step approach supports researchers to “think” about the problem or risks raised by predatory, check against a set of criteria, submit only when most of the criteria are met.
If you can answer yes to these questions, then submit!