This guide is intended to provide information about predatory publishing and is intended as a guide only. Deciding where to publish is solely the responsibility of individual authors.
The content in this guide does not constitute legal advice and is not intended to replace the advice of legal counsel.
Librarians at Loyola Marymount University created a rubric to help authors evaluate journals. This rubric can be used as a guide when deciding if a journal is legitimate or predatory.
To ensure that a publisher is legitimate, make sure to do some research on the publisher before agreeing to send a copy of your article or paying an article processing fee. Here are a few ways you can check the publisher's credentials:
This guide is adapted with permission from the Predatory Publishing LibGuide of Ruth Bueter, MLS Serials & Systems Librarian, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library, George Washington University