Deceptive publishing: Be aware

The University of Toronto Libraries recently released an informative checklist to help researchers identify deceptive publishers, also known as ‘predatory journals’.  These publishers are for-profit entities that “purport to publish high quality academic research, but who do not follow accepted scholarly publishing best practices. Their ultimate goal is to make money, not publish quality research. Being associated with a deceptive publisher can lead to financial loss as a result of inappropriate fees, or be harmful to your reputation and that of your institution, even impeding the promotion and tenure process.”

For more information and to access the checklist see:


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