List of Predatory Journals and Trusted Resources [2022] (2023)

List of Predatory Journals and Trusted Resources [2022] (1)

For both the scientific community and the academic journals that publish their research findings, integrity is paramount, and deceptive practices on the part of either party can be severely prohibitive to the advancement of science.

For-profit journals with questionable credentials and publishing practices, coined “predatory journals,” have been identified by multiple groups.

This article lists previously identified “predatory” journals, outlines trusted resources for finding reputable journals, and provides insight into both the history of “predatory” journal lists and current contention surrounding the topic.

(Video) What is a predatory journal and why is it a problem? Tips to identify and avoid them

In 2008, Jeffrey Beall, a librarian at the University of Colorado, started a list of “potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access publishers” on his blog Scholarly Open Access.

Known as “Beall’s List,” the reference resource listed journals found to have questionable integrity based on a set of criteria intended to identify journals with unethical practices.

Beall’s List expanded from 18 journals in 2011 to nearly one thousand in 2016 and became highly used by researchers trying to identify and avoid journals with deceptive publishing practices.

In 2013, to evaluate the integrity of peer review practices among fee-charging open access publishers, Science correspondent John Bohannon submitted manuscripts “with grave and obvious scientific flaws” to multiple “predatory” journals, some of which were by publishers on Beall’s List, and found that 82% of the journals on Beall’s List erroneously accepted the papers.

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While some argued that the results of the experiment supported Beall’s mission, others noted that “predatory” journal lists could be falsely accusatory of legitimate academic journals.

Librarians at the City University of New York pointed out “fuzziness between low-quality and predatory publishers” and suggested whitelisting, or establishing a list of verified journals with high quality standards, as an alternative to the blacklisting provided by Beall’s List.

Due to contention, Jeffrey Beall removed his list and blog from the internet. However, the list remains accessible and since then additional “predatory” journal blacklists and whitelists have been established.

Blacklists of suspected “predatory” journals include those maintained by the Norwegian Scientific Index (“level X” publishers) and Cabells International.

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), founded in 2003 by a group at Lund University in Sweden, is a whitelist of reputable open access publishers.

(Video) The Problem of Predatory Journals

Other trusted resources helpful for identifying well-regarded journals include MEDLINE, managed by the National Library of Medicine, Journal Citation Reports, and WorldCat.

Additional resources include Think Check Submit, which provides guidance on how to choose reputable publishers, Journal Reviewer, which is an aggregation of real-world experiences with academic journals intended to inform others’ decision-making, and Sherpa Romeo which provides insight into the policies of open access journals.

Keep in mind that “predatory” journal lists, while based on carefully defined criteria and good intentions, carry the possibility of error and should be interpreted cautiously.

For example, the study conducted by John Bohannon found that among DOAJ-listed journals that received his falsified manuscript, 45% erroneously accepted the document for publication.

The below list of “predatory” journals represents publishers on the original Beall’s List and is intended to serve as an unbiased information resource. You can also access an updated Beall’s List for further insight.

(Video) Top 10 Ways to Identify A Predatory Journal

Predatory Journals (“A”)

  • ABC Journals
  • A M Publishers
  • Abhinav
  • Academe Research Journals
  • Academia Publishing
  • Academia Research
  • Academia Scholarly Journals (ASJ)
  • Academic and Business Research Institute
  • Academic and Scientific Publishing
  • Academic Direct Publishing House
  • Academic Journals
  • Academic Journals and Research ACJAR
  • Academic Journals Online (AJO)
  • Academic Journals, Inc.
  • Academic Knowledge and Research Publishing
  • Academic Organization for Advancement of Strategic and International Studies (Academic OASIS)
  • Academic Publications, Ltd.
  • Academic Research in Science, Engineering, Art and Management (ARSEAM)
  • Academic Research Journals
  • Academic Research Publishers (ARPUB)
  • Academic Research Publishing Agency
  • Academic Research Publishing Group
  • Academic Research Publishing House
  • Academic Scholars Publishing House
  • Academic Sciences
  • Academic Star Publishing Company [also here]
  • Academic Web Publishers (AWP)
  • Academic World Education & Research Center
  • AcademicDirect Publishing House
  • Academicians’ Research Center (ARC) (ARC Journals)
  • Academics World
  • Academy for Environment and Life Sciences
  • Academy Journals
  • The Academy of Business & Retail Management (ABRM)
  • Academy of Business & Scientific Research (ABSR)
  • Academy of IRMBR International Research in Management and Business Realities
  • Academy of Knowledge Process
  • Academy of Science and Engineering (ASE)
  • Academy of Science and Social Science (ASSS)
  • Academy of Scientific and Applied Research (ASAAR)
  • Academy Publish
  • Access International Journals
  • Access Journals
  • Access Publishers
  • ACT Publishing
  • Acta Scientifica
  • AD Publication
  • AD Publications
  • Ada Lovelace Publications
  • Advance Educational Institute & Research Centre (AEIRC)
  • Advance Journals
  • Advanced Institute of Convergence Information Technology (AICIT)
  • Advanced Journals
  • Advanced Research Journals
  • Advanced Research Publications
  • Advanced Scholars Journals
  • Advanced Science and Engineering Technology Institute (ASET)
  • Advanced Science Research Journals
  • Advanced Technology & Science (ATScience)
  • Advancement and Development in Technology International (Aditi)
  • Advancements in Science
  • Adyan Academic Press
  • AENSI (American-Eurasian Network for Scientific Information)
  • African Research Review (AFRREV)
  • AgiAl Publishing House
  • Agropub
  • AINSTIN Knowledge Hub
  • AIRCC Publishing Corporation
  • Aizeon Publishers
  • Akademik Plus Publication
  • Albert Science International Organization
  • Allied Academies
  • Allied Journals
  • Ambit Journals
  • AME Publishing Company (new website here)
  • American Academic & Scholarly Research Center (AASRC)
  • American Association for Science and Technology (AASCIT)
  • American Journal
  • American Research Institute for Policy Development
  • American Research Journals
  • American Research Publications
  • American Scholarly Research Association
  • American Scientific Research Journals
  • American Society of Registered Nurses
  • American Society of Science and Engineering
  • American V-King Scientific Publishing
  • Amoghsiddhi Education Society (AES) (AES Journals in Engineering Technology, Management, and Sciences; AES E-JOURNALS)
  • Andrew John Publishing Inc.
  • Annex Publishers
  • ansinet (Asian Network for Scientific Information)
  • Antarctic Journals
  • Aperito Online Publishing
  • Apex Journal
  • APST Publication
  • Arabian Group of Journals (AGJ)
  • Aradhya International Publication
  • ARC Journals
  • Archers & Elevators Publishing House
  • Archyworld
  • ARPN Journals
  • AS Publishers
  • ASD Publisher
  • Ashdin Publishing
  • AshEse Visionary
  • Asia-Pacific Association of Medical Research
  • Asia Pacific Institute of Advanced Research
  • Asian Academic Research Associates
  • Asian and American Research Publishing Group
  • Asian Economic and Social Society (AESS)
  • Asian Online Journal Publishing Group
  • Asian Online Journals
  • Asian Pharma Press
  • Asian Publication Corporation (Asian Pub. Corp.)
  • Asian Research Consortium
  • Asian Transactions
  • Associated Asia Research Foundation (AARF)
  • Association for Sustainable Education, Research and Science (ASERS Publishing) (new website here)
  • Association of Computer Electronics and Electrical Engineers (ACEEE)
  • Association of North America Higher Education International (ANAHEI)
  • Aster Publications
  • AstonJournals
  • Athal Press & Media
  • Atharva Scientific Publications
  • Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER)
  • Atlas Publishing, LP
  • Aufau Periodicals (AP)
  • Austin Publishing Group
  • Australasian Centre for Research and Development (ACRD)
  • Australian Academy of Business and Social Sciences
  • Australian Academy of Business Leadership
  • Australian International Academic Centre Pty. Ltd.
  • Australian International Research Consortium (Australian International Journals)
  • Australian Society for Commerce Industry & Engineering (SCIE)
  • Austrian E-Journals of Universal Scientific Organization
  • Austrian Scientific Publication House
  • Avanti Publishers
  • Avens Publishing Group
  • Avestia Publishing
  • Avicena Publisher
  • Avid Science
  • Axis Journals

Predatory Journals (“B”)

  • Baishideng Publishing Group
  • Basha Research Corporation (BRCORP)
  • Basic Research Journals
  • Bell Press
  • Bentham Open
  • Best Journals
  • Better Advances Press
  • Betty Jones & Sisters Publishing
  • Binary Information Press
  • Bio Accent (Bioaccent)
  • Bio Core (Biocore)
  • Bioflux Society
  • Biohelikon
  • Biohouse Publishing Group
  • BioInfo Publications
  • BioIT international Journals (Bi International Journals)
  • Biological and Chemical Publishing
  • BioMed Press
  • BioMed Research
  • BioMedSciDirect Publications
  • BioPublisher
  • Blaze Journals
  • Blue Apple Publications
  • Blue Eyes Intelligence Engineering & Sciences Publication
  • Blue Ocean Research Journals
  • BluePen Journals
  • Bonfring
  • Bowen Publishing
  • Brainy Buzz
  • Bret Research Journals
  • British Association of Academic Research (BAAR)
  • British Journal
  • British Open Research Publications
  • BRNSS Publication Hub
  • Business Journalz (BJ)
  • The Business Management Centre

Predatory Journals (“C”)

  • Cafet Innova Technical Society (CITS)
  • Cairo Center for Development Benchmarking
  • Canadian Academy of Oriental and Occidental Culture see CSCanada
  • Canadian Center of Science and Education
  • Canadian Research & Development Center of Sciences and Cultures see CSCanada
  • Canadian Research Publication
  • Canadian Science and Research Group (CANSRG)
  • Canadian Science and Technology Press Inc.
  • Cardiology Academic Press
  • CARI Journals
  • Cenetri Publishing Group
  • Center for Enhancing Knowledge (CEK), UK
  • Center for Global Research Development (CGRD)
  • The Center for Innovations in Business & Management Practice
  • Center for Natural Science & Engineering Research (CNSER/CenNSER)
  • Center for Promoting Ideas
  • Center for the Development and Dissemination of Knowledge
  • Center of Advanced Scientific Research and Publications (CASRP)
  • Central Bohemia University Publishing
  • Central Research Insight
  • Centre For Info Bio Technology (CIBTech)
  • Centre for Multidisciplinary Research, Innovation and Collaboration
  • Centre for Promoting Knowledge (CPK) UK
  • Centre of Excellence for Scientific & Research Journalism (COES&RJ)
  • Centre of Promoting Research Excellence (CPRE)
  • CESER Publications (another website: here)
  • Chitkara University Publications
  • CIRWORLD also here
  • Clerisy Publishers
  • ClinMed International Library
  • Cloud Journals
  • Cloud Publications
  • The Clute Institute
  • Clyto Access
  • Coltharp Institute
  • Columbia International Publishing
  • Comparative Journals
  • Comprehensive Research Journals
  • Computer Science Journals
  • CONFAB Journals
  • Congress Press
  • CONSORTIUM Intellectual Consortium of Drug Discovery and Technology Development, Inc. (ICDTD Inc.)
  • Contemporary Research Center (CRC Publications)
  • Convergence Information Society
  • Cosmic Journals
  • Cosmos Scholars Publishing House
  • Council for Innovative Research
  • CRDEEP International Journals
  • Cresco Online Publishing also here
  • CREST Journals
  • Crown Journals
  • CSCanada
  • CTR Publications
  • Current Research Web
  • Cyber Journals

Predatory Journals (“D”)

  • DAMA International
  • Darsgah-e-Ahlebait
  • Darshan Publishers
  • David Publishing also here
  • Deccan Pharma Journals
  • DeNovo Scientific Publishing
  • Dentamed Publishing
  • Design for Scientific Renaissance
  • DEStech Publications, Inc.
  • Developing Country Think Tank Institute
  • Dhan Med Publishers
  • Didactic Journals
  • Digital Information Research Foundation (DIRF)
  • Digital Science Press
  • Direct Research Journals
  • DISA Publication Group (DP Group)
  • Discourse Journals
  • Discovery Publication
  • DJ Publications
  • Donnish Journals
  • Dorma Journals
  • Dr.BGR Publications
  • DRUNPP Sarajevo (Society for Development of Teaching and Business Processes in New Net Environment in B&H)
  • Dynamic Publishers

Predatory Journals (“E”)

  • e-Century Publishing Corporation
  • E-Cronicon
  • e-Science Central
  • e3Journals
  • Eagle Publishing Group
  • Earth Journals
  • “East West” Association For Advanced Studies and Higher Education
  • Ebioscholar
  • Ebu Press
  • eCanadian Journals
  • The Economics and Social Development Organization (TESDO)
  • Edelweiss Publications
  • EDUGAIT Press
  • E-International Journals of Academic & Scientific Research (EIJASR)
  • E-International Scientific Research Journal Consortium (E-ISRJC)
  • Eighth Sense Research Group
  • Einstein International Journal Organization (EIJO)
  • EISRJC Journals (E-International Scientific Research Journal Consortium
  • eJM (eJM Science, eJManager)
  • eJournals of Academic Research & Reviews
  • Eko Journal
  • eLearning Institute
  • Electronic Center for International Scientific Information
  • Elewa Bio Sciences
  • Elite Hall Publishing House
  • Elite Research Journals
  • ELK Asia Pacific Journals
  • ElmCore Journals
  • Elmer Press
  • Elyns Publishing Group
  • Emerging Academy Resources (EAR)
  • Engineering and Technology Publishing
  • Engineering Journals (Engg Journals Publications)
  • Engineering Publication House
  • Engineering Research Publication
  • Enhanced Research Publications (ER Publications)
  • Enliven Archive
  • Enriched Science Publication
  • ERM Publications (Educational Research Multimedia & Publications)
  • EPH Journal (Engineers Publication House)
  • EPRA Journals
  • EPRA Wisdom
  • Erudite Journals Limited
  • ESRSA Publication — Engineering and Science Research Support Academy
  • ESci Journals Publishing
  • eScience Publisher (eSciPub)
  • ETA Maths Journals
  • Ethan Publishing Company
  • Eurasian Academy of Sciences (Avrasya Bilimler Akademisi)
  • Eurasian Publications (note: all their journals are indexed by DOAJ, so it is most likely not a predatory publisher)
  • Eurasian Research Publishing
  • Eurasian Union of Scientists (Eurasian Scientific Union ESU | Евразийский Союз Учёных ЕСУ)
  • Euro Asia Research and Development Association
  • EuroJournals
  • European-American Journals (EAJournals)
  • European Center for Science Education and Research (EUSER)
  • European Journals of Business Management (EJoBM)
  • European Journals of Education Studies
  • The European Scientific Community
  • European Union Research Publishing
  • Everant
  • EverScience Publications
  • ExcelingTech Publishing Company, Ltd.
  • Excellent Publishers
  • Excellent Word Journals
  • Excelytics Publishers
  • Expert Journals

Predatory Journals (“F”)

  • Far East Research Centre
  • Ficus Publishers
  • Finlogy
  • Focus in Research & Education (FIRE, Firepubs)
  • Foundation for Promotion of Basic & Applied Science (FOPRAS)
  • Friends Science Publishers (FSP)
  • FSSH Scholarly Journals
  • Fundamental Journals
  • Fundamental Research and Development International (FRDI)
  • Future Academy

Predatory Journals (“G”)

  • Galore Knowledge Publication Pvt. Ltd.
  • Gatha Cognition
  • Gavin Publishers
  • GBS Publishers & Distributors (India)
  • Genexcellence Publication (G Publications)
  • German Science and Technology Press
  • Gexin Publications
  • Global Academic Institute
  • Global Advanced Research Journals
  • Global Business Research Journals
  • Global Institute for Research and Education
  • Global International Scientific Analytical Project (GISAP)
  • The Global Journals
  • Global Journals, Inc. (US)
  • Global Open Journals
  • Global Openaccess
  • Global Publishing Corporation
  • Global Research Journals
  • Global Research Online
  • Global Research Publishing (GRP)
  • Global Researchers Journals
  • Global Scholars Journals
  • Global Science Center LP
  • Global Science Publishing Group
  • Global Science Research Journals
  • Global Scientific, Inc.
  • Global Scientific Research Journals (GSR)
  • Global Society of Scientific Research and Researchers (GSSRR)
  • Global Technocrats & Intellectual’s Association (GTIA)
  • GlobalSkope Publishing Society
  • Gopalax
  • GRABS Educational Charitable Trust
  • The Grant Medical Journals (GMJ)
  • Graphy Publications
  • Gratis Open Access Publishers
  • GRDS Publishing
  • Green Earth Research Network
  • Green Global Foundation (GGF)
  • Greener Journals
  • Greenfield Advanced Research Publishing House
  • GS Publishers
  • GSB Life Sciences
  • Gurpukur Research Institute (GPRI) (g-Science)
  • Gyancity Research Lab Private Limited

Predatory Journals (“H”)

  • Halmac Research [Link dead as of 2016-05-23]
  • Hans Publishers, Inc. (HansPub, 汉斯)
  • Har Krishan Bhalla & Sons (HKB Publications)
  • Heighten Science Publications (HSP)
  • Helics Scientific Network (Helics Group)
  • Hendun Research Access
  • Henry Publishing Group
  • Herald International Research Journals
  • Herald Scholarly Open Access
  • Herbert Open Access Journals (Herbert Publications)
  • Hikari Ltd.
  • Hilaris
  • Hind Agri-Horticultural Society (HAHS ; HIND Institutes ; Research Journals)
  • Horizon Journals
  • Horizon Research Publishing
  • Human and Sciences Publications (HumanPub)
  • Human Resource Management Academic Research Society (HRMARS)

Predatory Journals (“I”)

  • i-Explore International Research Journals Consortium (IIRJC
  • IAMURE Multidisciplinary Research
  • ibai-publishing
  • IBIMA Publishing
  • iConcept Press Ltd.
  • Id Press / ID Design
  • IGM Publication
  • IIARD Publication Company (International Institute of Academic Research and Development (IIARD))
  • iJARS Group
  • ijManager – Online Journal Management
  • IMED Research Publications
  • iMedPharm
  • Impact Journals (New York State, USA)
  • Impact Journals (Tamil Nadu, India)
  • Imperial Journals
  • Imprints Open Access
  • Indian Academicians and Researchers Association (IARA)
  • Indian Society for Education and Environment (ISEE)
  • Indus Foundation for Education, Research & Social Welfare
  • Infinity Press
  • infofacility
  • Infonomics Society
  • Inforesights Publishing
  • Informatics Journals
  • Information Engineering Research Institute (IERI)
  • Ingenious Enterprises International (INGENIN)
  • Innovare Academic Sciences
  • Innovational Publishers
  • Innovative Journals
  • Innovative Publication
  • Innovative Space of Scientific Research (ISSR Journals)
  • Innovinc
  • INPRESSCO (International Press Corporation)
  • Ishaan Publishing House
  • Insight Core
  • Insight Knowledge (also here)
  • Insight Medical Publishing (IMedPub)
  • Instaci
  • The Institute for Business and Finance Research (IBFR)
  • Institute for Research and Development India (IRD)
  • Institute of Advanced Scientific Research
  • Institute of Doctors Engineers and Scientists (IDES)
  • Institute of Electronic & Information Technology
  • Institute of Integrative Omics and Applied Biotechnology
  • Institute of Language and Communication Studies
  • Institute of Research Advances (IRA)
  • Institute of Research and Journals (IRAJ)
  • Institute of Research Engineers and Doctors (theIRED)
  • Institute of Research Engineers and Scientists
  • Institute of Research In Engineering and Technology (IRET)
  • Institute of Strategic and International Studies
  • Integrated Academic Journals
  • Integrated Intelligent Research (IIR)
  • Integrated Publishing Association
  • Integrated Science Publications
  • Intellectual Archive
  • Intercontinental Management Research Review (ICMRR)
  • Interlink Continental Journals
  • Intermedcentral
  • International Academic Journals
  • International Academic Publishing House
  • International Academy for Advancement of Business Research (IAABR)
  • International Academy for Science & Technology Education and Research (IASTER)
  • International Academy of Arts, Science & Technology (IAAST)
  • International Academy of Business
  • International Academy of Business & Economics (IABE)
  • International Academy of Computer & IT Engineering (IACITE)
  • International Academy of Ecology and Environmental Sciences (IAEES)
  • International Academy of Science and Higher Education (IASH)
  • International Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (IASET)
  • International Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (International ASET)
  • International Academy of Science, Technology, Engineering and Management
  • International Academy Publishing (IAP)
  • The International Academy, Research and Industry Association (IARIA)
  • International Advances for Research
  • International Agency for Development of Culture, Education and Science
  • International Association for Academians
  • International Association for Engineering & Technology
  • International Association for Engineering and Management Education (IAEME)
  • The International Association for Information, Culture, Human and Industry Technology
  • International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology (IACSIT Press)
  • International Association of Advances in Engineering and Technology (IAAET)
  • International Association of Engineering & Technology Researchers (IAETR)
  • International Association of Journals & Conferences (IAJC)
  • International Association of Scientific Innovation and Research (IASIR)
  • International Association of Technology Education & Industry
  • International Bauhaus Science Press
  • International Center for Business Research
  • International Centre for Integrated Development Research (ICIDR)
  • International Centre of Culture Inventory
  • International Computer Science and Engineering Society (ICSES)
  • International Conference on Computer Science and Engineering
  • International Digital Organization for Scientific Information (IDOSI)
  • International Economics Development and Research Center (IEDRC)
  • International Education Research Foundation (IERF)
  • International Educative Research Foundation And Publisher
  • International eJournals
  • International Formulae Group (IFG)
  • International Forum of Researchers Students and Academician (IFRSA)
  • International Foundation for Modern Education and Scientific Research (INFOMESR)
  • International Foundation for Research and Development
  • International Indexed Refereed Research Journal
  • International Information Institute
  • International Institute for Private, Commercial and Competition Law
  • International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE) (International Knowledge Sharing Platform)
  • International Institute of Engineers (IIE)
  • International Institute of Engineers & Researchers (alse here)
  • International Institute of Informatics and Systemics
  • International Institute of Science & Industry Research (IISIR)
  • International Invention Journals
  • International Journal of College & University (IJCU)
  • International Journal of Research & Development Organisation (IJRDO)
  • International Journal Publishers Group
  • The International Journal Research Publications (TIJ Research Publications)
  • International Journals (Yadav Scientific Journals Publishers)
  • International
  • International Journals for Research (IJR)
  • International Journals for Research (IJR Group)
  • International Journals for Researchers
  • International Journal of Academic Research (Publisher)
  • International Journals of Engineering & Sciences
  • International Journals of Multi Dimensional Research
  • International Journals of Multidisciplinary Research Academy
  • International Journals of N&N Global Technology (IJNNGT)
  • International Journals of Research (INTJR)
  • International Journals of Research Papers (IJRP)
  • International Journals of Sciences and High Technologies (IJSHT)
  • International Journals of Scientific Knowledge (IJSK)
  • International Journals of Scientific Research Publications (IJSRPUB)
  • International Journals of Scientific Research (IJSR)
  • International Knowledge Press (also here)
  • International Knowledge Sharing Platform SEE International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE)
  • International Network for Applied Sciences and Technology
  • International Network for Natural Sciences (INNSPUB)
  • International Network for Scientific & Industrial Information
  • International Online Knowledge Services Provider (IOKSP)
  • International Online Medical Council (IOMC)
  • International Organization Center of Academic Research (OCERINT)
  • International Organization of Scientific Invention (IOSI)
  • International Organization of Scientific Research (IOSR Journals)
  • International Organization of Scientific Research and Development (IOSRDD)
  • International Postgraduate Network (IPN Network)
  • International Publisher & C.O (IPCO)
  • International Publisher for Advanced Scientific Journals (IPASJ)
  • International Recognition Multidisciplinary Research Journals, Monthly Publish
  • International Recognition Research Journals
  • International Research Association of Computer Science, & Technology (IRACST)
  • International Research E-Journals
  • International Research Group
  • International Research Journals (Accra, Ghana)
  • International Research Journals (Lagos, Nigeria)
  • International Research Organization of Computer Science (IROCS)
  • International Research Publication House (IRPH)
  • International Research Society For Promotion of Science (INPOSO)
  • International Scholarly Open Access Research (ISOAR)
  • International Scholars Journals
  • International Science & Research Journals (ISRJ) (isrjournals)
  • International Science and Medical Journals (isaMed)
  • International Science Community Association
  • International Scientific Academic Corporation
  • International Scientific Academy of Engineering & Technology
  • International Scientific Engineering and Research Publications
  • International Scientific Invention Journals
  • International Scientific Publications
  • International Scientific Research Organization for Science, Engineering and Technology (ISROSET)
  • International Scientific Research Organization Journals (ISROJ)
  • International Skill Research Journals
  • International Society for Engineering Research and Development (ISERD)
  • International Society for Engineers and Researchers (ISER)
  • International Society for green.sustainable engineering and management
  • International Society for Zoological Research (ISZR)
  • International Society of Thesis Publication (ISTP)
  • International Society of Universal Research in Sciences (EyeSource)
  • The International Technology Innovation (ITi)
  • Internet Scientific Publications
  • Interscience Journals
  • Interscience Open Access Journals
  • Inter-USE (International Union of Science and Education)
  • Intuition Journals
  • Invention Journals
  • IORE International
  • IOS Publishing (Institute of Science Publishing)
  • IOSR Journals SEE International Organization of Scientific Research
  • iProbe Group
  • Ira Publications
  • IRED International Journals
  • IRO Journals
  • IROSSS (International Research Organization of Sciences and Social Sciences)
  • Isaac Scientific Publishing
  • iSER Publications
  • Ishitv Technologies
  • ISISnet
  • Islamic World Network for Environmental Science and Technology (IWNEST Publisher)
  • ISPACS (International Scientific Publications and Consulting Services)
  • Ivy Union Publishing

Predatory Journals (“J”)

  • Jabalpur Management Association
  • Jacobs Publishers
  • JACS Directory
  • Jaypee Journals
  • JET Publishing
  • Journals of Scientifics R&D
  • Joseph Publishing Group
  • Journal Dynamics
  • Journal Issues
  • Journal Network
  • Journal of Comprehensive Research
  • Journal of Harmonized Research Publications
  • Journal of The International Association of Advanced Technology and Science (JIAATS)
  • Journals Club & Co.
  • Journals Pub
  • JournalsBank
  • JScholar Journals
  • JSciMed Central
  • July Press
  • Juniper Publishers
  • Jyoti Academic Press

Predatory Journals (“K”)

  • KAAV Publications
  • Kaleidoscope Journals
  • KambohWell Publisher Enterprises
  • Kamla Raj Enterprises (KRE Publishers)
  • KEI Journals
  • KEJA Publications
  • Kenkyu Group
  • Key Research Journals (KRJ)
  • Kiban Research Publications
  • Kindi Publication
  • Knowledge Publishing Printing & Distribution House
  • Knowledgebase Publishers
  • KnowledgeCuddle Publication
  • KnowledgesPublisher
  • Knowledgia Scientific (formerly Knowledgia Review)
  • Kogaion Publishing Center
  • Kowsar Publishing
  • Kozmenko Science Publishing
  • Krishi Sanskriti
  • KSP Journals
  • KY Publications

Predatory Journals (“L”)

  • Ladder Publishing House
  • Landmark Research Journals
  • LAR
  • Lawarence Press
  • Lecolink Research Journals
  • Lectito Journals
  • Leena & Luna International
  • Lexis Publisher
  • Library of Academic Resources (LAR)
  • Lifescience Global
  • LifeSciFeed Ventures
  • Lighthouse Journal Publication (Lighthouse Journals)
  • Literati Scientific and Publishers (Literati Publishers)
  • London Journals Press
  • Longbridge Publishing Company
  • Look Academic Publishers
  • Lorem Journals

Predatory Journals (“M”)

  • Macoctagon Journals
  • macroJournals
  • Macrothink Institute
  • MacroWorld
  • Madridge Publishers
  • Mainspringer
  • Management Journals
  • Marsland Press
  • Mary and Sam Research Academia
  • Maryland Institute of Research
  • MASAUM Network
  • Mathews Open Access Journals
  • Maxwell Scientific Organization
  • MAYFEB Technology Development
  • McMed International
  • Meas Publishing Ltd
  • MECS (Modern Education and Computer Science Press)
  • MedCrave
  • Medical science
  • Medip Academy
  • MEDNANO Publications
  • Medwell Journals
  • Medwin Publishers
  • Meghana Publications
  • Mehta Press
  • Merit Research Journals
  • Meta Research Press
  • MNK Publication
  • Modern Research Publishers
  • Modern Scientific Press
  • Mr. Scholar
  • Muhammadon Centre for Research and Development (MCRD)
  • MuK Publications & Distributions
  • Multidisciplinary Journals
  • Mustang Journals

Predatory Journals (“N”)

  • N&N Global Technology (NNGT)
  • Narain Publishers Pvt. Ltd (NPPL)
  • National Association of Scholars
  • National College of Physicians
  • Natural Sciences Publishing Corporation
  • Naturepub
  • Nauk Publication
  • Nemis Journals
  • Nessa Publishers (NP)
  • Net Journals
  • New Century Publishing Group
  • New Century Science Press
  • New Delhi Publisher
  • New Ground Research Journals
  • New Science Series Journals (NSSJ)
  • New Scientist Publishers
  • New World Publishing
  • New World Sciences Academy
  • Newpubli
  • Nexus Academic Publishers (NAP)
  • nhsJournal
  • Noble Academic Publisher (NAP)
  • Nobel International Journals
  • NobleResearch
  • Non Olympic Times
  • North American Research Publishing
  • North Asian International Research Journal Consortium (NAIRJC)
  • North Atlantic University Union
  • Noto-are
  • Nova Explore Publications
  • Novel Science
  • Novelty Journals (see also Social Science Journals)
  • Novus Scientia Journals
  • Nuclei Online

Predatory Journals (“O”)

  • OA Publishing London
  • OAE Publishing, Inc. (OAE) (OAE)
  • Oak-Fortress Journals
  • OASP Journals
  • Oceanic Journals
  • Ology Science
  • OMICS International (OMICS Publishing Group)
  • Ommega Publishers
  • OneCentral Press
  • Online Journals Management System (OJMS)
  • Online Research Journals
  • Online Science Publishing
  • Open Access eBooks
  • Open Academic Press
  • Open Access Journal Limited (The OJAL)
  • Open Access Journals
  • Open Access Journals Publishing Company
  • Open Access Library
  • Open Access Pub also here
  • Open Access Publishing Group
  • Open Access Science Research Publisher (OASRP)
  • Open Access Text (OAT, OA Text)
  • Open BioMedical Publishing Corporation (OBM)
  • Open Journal Systems
  • Open Knowledge Journals
  • Open Research and Science Library (ORSlib)
  • Open Research Network
  • Open Research Society
  • Open Science
  • Open Science Publications
  • OpenAccessPub also here
  • Openventio Publishsers
  • OPR Science
  • ORB Academic Publisher
  • Orbit Research and Development
  • ORIC Publications
  • Ozean Publications

Predatory Journals (“P”)

  • Pacesetter Online Publishers
  • Pacific Group of e-Journals (PaGe)
  • Pak Publishing Group
  • Pakistan Science Mission (PSM)
  • Palgo Journals
  • Panacea Research Library
  • Paper Publications (see also Social Science Journals)
  • PaperSciences Research Publisher
  • Paramount Journals
  • PBS Journals
  • Peak Journals
  • Pearl Publication
  • Pearl Research Journals
  • Peertechz (Peer Teechz)
  • Pelagia Research Library
  • Pencil Academic Press
  • Pezzottaite Journals
  • Pharma Intelligence
  • Pharma Publisher
  • Pharma Research Library
  • Pharmaceutical Research Foundation
  • PharmaInfo
  • PharmaInterScience Publishers
  • Pharmascope Publications
  • Philippine Association of Institutions for Research (PAIR)
  • Photon Foundation
  • Pinnacle Journal Publication
  • Pinnacle Research Journals (PRJ)
  • Pioneer Scientific Publisher
  • PiscoMed Publishing
  • Planetary Scientific Research Center (PSRC)
  • Platinum Global Journals
  • Premier Publishers
  • PressAcademia
  • Prime Journals
  • Pristine Research Journal Publications (PRJP)
  • Priyanka Research Journal Publication
  • Progress Publishing Company SEE International Journal of Academic Research (Publisher)
  • Progressive Academic Publishing
  • Progressive Science Publications
  • Project Innovation also here
  • ProJournals (Professional Journals)
  • Proscience Journals
  • Prudence Journals
  • Prudent Journals
  • Pubicon International Publications (Pubicon Journals)
  • Public Science Framework
  • Publishing House of Sciences (PHS)
  • Pulsus Group
  • Purple Journals
  • Pushpa Publishing House
  • Pyrex Journals

Predatory Journals (“Q”)

  • Qingres
  • Quazzy Journals
  • Quest Journals

Predatory Journals (“R”)

  • R&D Modern Research Publication
  • RAJ Group
  • Rating Academy
  • Readers Insight Publishers
  • Recent Science
  • Red Flower Publication Private Limited
  • RedFame Publishing
  • Remedy Publications
  • Renu Publishers
  • Research & Analysis Journals (RA Journals)
  • Research Academy of Social Sciences (RASS)
  • Research Alert Journals
  • Research & Development Organization
  • Research and Educational Society
  • The Research and Information Organization (RIO)
  • Research and Knowledge Publication
  • Research and Scientific Innovation Society (RSIS)
  • Research & Reviews (International Journals)
  • Research Centre for Management and Social Studies (RCMSS)
  • Research Consultants and Publisher
  • Research Foundation for Humanity (RFH)
  • Research India Publications (RIP)
  • Research Institute for Progression of Knowledge (RIPK)
  • Research Institute for Science, Technology, and Society (RISTaS)
  • Research Journal
  • ResearchLEAP
  • Research Open
  • Research Publish Journals (see also Social Science Journals)
  • Research Publisher
  • Research Publishing Group
  • Research, Science, and Technology Publishers (RST)
  • Research Script
  • Research Trend
  • Research WebPub
  • Researchjournali
  • Revistas Academicas
  • Revotech Press
  • RG Education Society (RG Journals of Scientific Research)
  • Rising Vision (RV)
  • Ross Science Publishers
  • RS Publication
  • Rutveg Publishing, Inc.
  • RW|ResearchWorld

Predatory Journals (“S”)

  • Sacha And Diamond Academic Publishers
  • Sageya Publishers
  • Sadguru Publications
  • Sai Om Publications
  • Sai Scientific Communications
  • Sakun Publishing House (SPH)
  • SAMANM Group of Research Publications (SGRP)
  • Sanford Inter Science Press
  • Sans Publishing Group
  • Sapient Press
  • Savant Journals
  • SAVAP International
  • Savvy Science Publisher
  • Scholar People
  • Scholar Publications
  • Scholar Science Journals
  • ScholArena (also here)
  • Scholarlink Resource Centre Limited
  • Scholarly and Academic Research Journals (SARJ)
  • Scholarly Journals
  • Scholarly Research Journal’s
  • Scholarly Research Publisher
  • Scholars Academic and Scientific Publishers (SAS Publishers)
  • Scholars Scitech Research
  • Scholars Middle East Publishers
  • Scholars Research Library
  • Scholedge R&D Center
  • Scholink
  • Scholoxy Publications
  • Sci-Afric Publishers
  • Sci-Edit Publications
  • Sci Forschen
  • SciDoc Publishers
  • Sciedu Press
  • Science & Engineering Research Support soCiety (SERSC)
  • Science & Knowledge Publishing Corporation Limited
  • The Science and Information Organization (SAI)
  • Science and Knowledge Research Society (SandK Research Society)
  • Science Academy Publisher
  • Science Alert
  • Science and Education Centre of North America
  • Science and Engineering Publishing Company
  • Science and Technology Central
  • Science and Technology Publishing
  • Science Arena Publications
  • Science Education Foundation
  • Science Explorer Publications
  • Science Fair Open Library (SFOL)
  • ScienceFlora
  • Science Huβ
  • Science Instinct Publications
  • Science Journal Publication (SJP)
  • Science Park Journals
  • Science Park Research Organization and Counseling (SPROC)
  • Science Publications
  • Science Publications
  • The Science Publishers (TSP)
  • Science Publishing Corporation
  • Science Publishing Group
  • Science Q Publishing Group
  • Science Record Journals
  • Science Research Association (SCIREA)
  • Science Research Library (SRL)
  • Science Sights
  • Science Signpost Publishing Inc. (SSPub)
  • Science Target
  • Science Web Publishing (Scienceweb Publishing)
  • ScienceDomain International (Science Domain International, SDI)
  • Scienceline Publications
  • ScienceSolve
  • Sciences & Engineering Research Publication
  • ScienceScript
  • Scienpress Ltd.
  • Sciencevier
  • Scient Open Access
  • ScienTech Publisher
  • Scientia Ricerca
  • Scientia Socialis
  • Scientific & Academic Publishing
  • Scientific Advances Publishers
  • Scientific & Academic Publishing (SAP)
  • Scientific Cooperations
  • Scientific Federation (SciFed)
  • Scientific Future
  • Scientific Institute For Advanced Training and Studies (SIATS)
  • Scientific Journals
  • Scientific Journals International
  • Scientific Literature
  • Scientific Online Publishing
  • Scientific Open Access Journals (SOAJ)
  • The Scientific Pages
  • Scientific Perspectives Publishing (Scipers)
  • Scientific Planet
  • Scientific Platform Online Journals
  • Scientific Research Gate
  • Scientific Research Publishing (SCIRP)
  • Scientific Times
  • Scientific Viewers
  • ScientificWebJournals (SWJ)
  • SciForschen SEE Sci Forschen
  • Scigmoid
  • Sciknow
  • Scinzer Scientific Publications
  • SciPress Ltd
  • SciRes Literature
  • SciRex
  • The SciTech Publishers
  • Scitechz
  • SciTechnol
  • ScottishGroup Education and Testing Services
  • Scribes Guild
  • SEAHI Publications & Academic Journals (SEAHI PAJ)
  • Segment Journals
  • Seitejournals
  • Serials Publications Pvt Ltd
  • SETScholars
  • Seventh Sense Research Group Journals
  • Shri Param Hans Education & Research Foundation Trust
  • Sift Desk
  • Significs Online Publishing
  • Signpost e Journals
  • Silicon Valley Publishers
  • Singaporean Journals
  • SJournals
  • Sky Journals
  • Slovakia Academic Publishing (SVAP)
  • SM Group (SM Online Publishers)
  • Smart Science & Technology
  • SmatPub
  • Smile Nation – Lets Smile Together
  • Smith & Franklin Academic Publishing Corporation
  • Society for Advancement of Sciences
  • Society for Science and Education United Kingdom (SSE-UK)
  • Society for Science and Nature
  • Society of Business Research
  • The Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (SDIWC)
  • Society of Engineering Science and Technology (SEST India)
  • Sons and Daughters Publishing House (SDPHI ; E-JOURNALDIRECT)
  • Source, Source Journals
  • South Asian Academic Research Journals
  • Southern Cross Publishing Group
  • Speak Foundation
  • SPIRI The Global Research
  • Spring City Culture International Group Pte Ltd. Also: here.
  • Spring International S&T Publishing Media Co. (Spring Media Publishing)
  • Spring Journals
  • Springwood Publishing Corporation
  • Sprint Journals
  • Sri Krishna International Research & Educational Consortium (SKIREC)
  • SS Publications
  • St. Anne Mary Publication
  • Standard Global Journals
  • The Standard International Journals
  • Standard Research Journals
  • Statperson Publishing Corporation
  • STM Connect
  • Streem Journal
  • Stringer Open
  • Suryansh Publications
  • Sustainable Scientific Publisher
  • SV Publication
  • Swan Open
  • Swedish Scientific Publications
  • Swift Journals
  • Swiss Journals
  • Symbiosis (Symbiosis Online Publishing)
  • Synchro Publisher
  • Synergy Publishers

Predatory Journals (“T”)

  • T&S Journal PUblications
  • TAF Publishing
  • Takayama Publishing Group
  • Takshila
  • Taraksh Journals
  • Techmind Research
  • Technical Journals Online
  • Technopark Publications
  • Techno Science Academy
  • Terminal Journals
  • Textroad Journals
  • Thales Academic Publisher
  • Thavan E ACT International Journals
  • Thetic Journals
  • Thomson & Ryberg Publications
  • TI Journals
  • Time Journals
  • Timeline Publication Pvt. Ltd.
  • TLEP Journals (The Leading Edge Journal Publication Company)
  • Tomas Publishing
  • Topclass Global Journals
  • Trade Science, Inc
  • Trans Stellar (Transstellar)
  • Transaction Series on Engineering Sciences and Technologies
  • Transcontinental Publishers
  • Transnational Research Journals
  • Tulpar Academic Publishing

Predatory Journals (“U”)

  • U.S. Science Press
  • UHIVE (Uluslararası Hakemli İletişim ve Edebiyat Araştırmaları Dergisi)
  • Ulster Press
  • Unified Journals
  • Unique Journals Communication (UJC)
  • Unique Research Journals
  • United Scholars Publications
  • United Scientific Group
  • Universal Association of Computer and Electronics Engineers (UACEE)
  • Universal Association of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineers (UAMAE)
  • Universal Publishing & Research Organization (UPRO)
  • Universal Research Group
  • Universal Research Publications
  • Universe Scientific Publishing
  • Universum Scientific Journals (Научные журналы Universum)
  • Uptodate Research Publication
  • URO Journals
  • USN Scientific Journal

Predatory Journals (“V”)

  • Valley International Journals
  • VBRI Press
  • Verizona Publisher (VZP)
  • Vernon Innovative Publishers (Vernon, VIPOA, Vernon Open Access)
  • VIBGYOR Online Publishers
  • Victorquest Publications [company dissolved]
  • Vidya Publications
  • Virtual Foundation for Advancement of Science and Technology (VFAST)
  • VNMPublication
  • Vow Scientific Quest
  • VRJ Publishers
  • VSRD International Journals

Predatory Journals (“W”)

  • Watch Plus
  • Webcrawler Journals
  • We-Together to Save Yourself Society
  • Wesley & Eber Publishing
  • West East Institute
  • WFL Publisher
  • Whites Science
  • Whioce Publishing Pte. Ltd.
  • Wilolud Journals
  • Wireilla Scientific Publications
  • WIT Press
  • WOAR Journals (World Organization of Academic Research)
  • World Academic Journal of Business & Applied Sciences (WAJBAS Publishing)
  • World Academic Publishing
  • World Academic Research Journals (WARJ)
  • World Academic Union
  • World Academy of Research and Publication
  • World Academy of Research in Science and Engineering (WARSE)
  • World Academy of Science and Technology (WAST)
  • World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET)
  • World Business Institute
  • World Journal of Publisher (WJP)
  • World Journals of Academic Advances
  • World Open Access Journals
  • World Research Journals
  • World Research Library
  • World Research Publications
  • World Scholars
  • World Science and Research Publishing (WSRP)
  • World Science Publisher
  • World Science Research Journals (WSR Journals)
  • World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS)
  • World Standard Organization
  • World Wide Journals (Sara Book Publication)
  • Wudpecker Research Journals
  • Wyno Academic Journals
  • Wyvern Publishing Group
  • Xia & He Publishing also here
  • Yellow Loop Journal

Predatory Journals “Z”

  • Zant World Press
  • Zeal Scienza Realm of Erudition
  • ZealSci Journals
  • Zeetarz Group Publishing
  • Zenith International Research and Academic Foundation (ZIRAF)
  • Zia World Press
  • ZolCat Academic House
  • Zt-Journals
  • Zygoscient

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Is MDPI predatory 2022? ›

MDPI was included on Jeffrey Beall's list of predatory open access publishing companies in 2014 but was removed in 2015 following a successful appeal while applying pressure on Beall's employer.
Publication typesOpen access scientific journals
No. of employees5700 (in 2022)
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How do I know if a journal is legitimate? ›

The credibility of a journal may be assessed by examining several key factors:
  1. Where is it indexed? Is the journal included or indexed in the major bibliographic databases for the field? ...
  2. What is its publishing history? How long has the journal been available? ...
  3. Is it peer-reviewed? ...
  4. What is its impact factor?

Is Beall's List reliable? ›

The Jeffrey Beall's list is questionable at the least and seems to target open access publishers like Academic Journals. While there was some wisdom to the intentions of the list, the lack of clear criteria for inclusion or exclusion from the list were however, questionable.

Is Elsevier predatory? ›

Björn Brembs takes Elsevier through the new, five-part “predatory journal” definition: So as far as this exercise goes, at least one of the main legacy publishers fits the five criteria for being branded a “predatory” publisher.

Is PLOS ONE a predatory journal? ›

In some Chinese tertiary teaching hospitals, PLOS ONE is considered as a predatory journal.

Is MDPI predatory? ›

The volume of rigorously reviewed papers that MDPI publishes requires many areas of expertise, to ensure that appropriate Editorial Board members are available regularly and not overburdened. The conclusion that having many Editorial Board members means that the journal is predatory does not follow.

What are at least three signs that a journal is predatory? ›

The journal is difficult to locate in library catalogs, i.e. few major libraries subscribe to it. The scope is overly broad and/or does it fit well with your research. Publication frequency is irregular or not stated. May have the same or similar name to a legitimate journal.

What are examples of predatory journals? ›

Predatory Journals (“A”)
  • ABC Journals.
  • A M Publishers.
  • Abhinav.
  • Academe Research Journals.
  • Academia Publishing.
  • Academia Research.
  • Academia Scholarly Journals (ASJ)
  • Academic and Business Research Institute.
17 Jun 2022

Is Google Scholar credible? ›

2. Google Scholar is more comprehensive, including citations from and citations to technical reports and other scholarly grey literature. This can be a good thing if you want to measure the total impact of the work.

How do we know which journals are good and which are not? ›

Most reputable journals have an international editorial board. Review the names of the editorial board and determine if they are from established universities worldwide. You should also be able to recognize names on this list as well, as most editorial board members are established researchers in the field.

Is Doaj a reliable source? ›

The Directory of Open Access Journals is a reputable organisation that is designed to provide a service for reputable open access publishers to register their journals. If you can find the journal on the DOAJ web site you can be reasonably certain that the journal is credible.

Is frontiers a predatory publisher? ›

In 2015, Frontiers Media was classified as a possible predatory publisher by Jeffrey Beall. COPE and OASPA have retained Frontiers as a member after concerns were raised.
Frontiers Media.
Nonfiction topicsMedicine, life sciences, technology
No. of employees>1400 (2022)
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Is InTechOpen a predatory publisher? ›

InTechOpen now only publishes books. They are still considered to be predatory.)

Is Scirp a predatory journal? ›

Scientific Research Publishing (SCIRP) is a predatory academic publisher of open-access electronic journals, conference proceedings, and scientific anthologies that are considered to be of questionable quality.

Is Scopus predatory? ›

Over the period 2004-2015, we identified 306 thousand documents in Scopus that were published in journals nowadays considered by Jeffrey Beall to be predatory. Scopus is therefore surely not resistant to penetration by predatory journals. The long term trend is clear.

Is Springer a predatory publisher? ›

On the other hand, it is clear that Springer, as a publisher, is trying to hide the fact that it is a predatory organization, at least when it comes to Frontiers.

Which is better Elsevier or Springer? ›

Professional Development Score at Elsevier vs Springer Nature. Employees at Elsevier rate their Professional Development Score a 80/100, with Customer Support and Legal as the two departments that rate their experience the highest. Employees at Springer Nature rate their Professional Development Score a /100.

Is BMC a good journal? ›

BMC Public Health is a journal covering the technologies/fields/categories related to Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health (Q1). It is published by BioMed Central Ltd.. The overall rank of BMC Public Health is 3237. According to SCImago Journal Rank (SJR), this journal is ranked 1.156.

What is legitimate journal? ›

Legitimate journals make all efforts to publish scientifically rigorous, evidence-based articles. The game of predatory publishers began around a decade ago.

Is Hindawi predatory? ›

An interesting example is Hindawi, an Egyptian publisher once considered predatory that improved its practices and standards over time.

Is it good to publish in MDPI? ›

MDPI is Open Access, so it does not contribute to the very lucrative rent-extraction at the base of Elsevier & other traditional publishers. MDPI's editing is fast, reliable, professional; publication on the website is swift, efficient and smooth — all things that are hard to say of other, traditional, publishers.

Is it difficult to publish in MDPI? ›

MDPI has one of the most straightforward and efficient publication processes in the whole publishing landscape. Most of our journals suggest 5 days for minor revisions and 10–14 days for major revisions.

What happens if you publish in predatory journal? ›

The papers you publish in predatory journals are unlikely to be cited, which will affect the impact of your research and, if you care about such things, it will stop metrics such as your h-index growing as fast as it could. Perhaps the most worrying aspect is the lack of peer review, with all that entails.

How can you tell if a journal is cloned? ›

How To Identify Fake Journal?
  1. Publisher. The first step, check the publisher of the journals? ...
  2. Verify Editor or Reviewer. Verifying the editor-in-chief, senior editors, and the reviewers of the journals is the best way to identify the fake journal. ...
  3. Number of Volumes Published. ...
  4. Review Process. ...
  5. Verify Indexing.
16 Apr 2022

What is the difference between reputable and predatory journals? ›

Predatory journals rely on a business model based on APCs or publication fees, as do many reputable open access journals. However, a serious open access journal will usually charge a fee only once they have decided to accept the article based on the results of the peer review, and not in advance.

Is Dove Press legitimate? ›

Dove is a member of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers, the Committee on Publication Ethics, and the Open Archives Initiative. As of March 2019, it published a total of 135 journals, although 43 have now ceased publication.

How many predatory journals are there? ›

We believe that there are about 15,000 predatory journals, although, it is quite a difficult question to answer; as we explore in this article.

How do you avoid publishing in predatory journals? ›

Before you submit your article there are steps you can take to ensure you select a high-quality journal and avoid predatory publishers: Check to see if the journal is indexed in MEDLINE/PubMed (use filter "currently indexed in MEDLINE") or another reputable literature database such as Web of Science, CINAHL, etc.

Are all articles on Google Scholar legit? ›

Only credible, scholarly material is included in Google Scholar, according to the inclusion criteria: “content such as news or magazine articles, book reviews, and editorials is not appropriate for Google Scholar.” Technical reports, conference presentations, and journal articles are included, as are links to Google ...

Is PubMed reliable? ›

Exploring PubMed as a reliable resource for scholarly communications services - PMC. The . gov means it's official. Federal government websites often end in .

Is JSTOR credible? ›

A trusted, highly used source. JSTOR is a starting point for researchers and one of the most trusted, highly used platforms. According to the JSTOR 2018 Faculty Tracking Survey, nearly 60% of Humanities faculty surveyed view JSTOR as a primary starting point for their research.

Where can I find reputable journals? ›

Recommended High Quality Publishing journals:
No.Journal Website
1)International Journal of Formal Sciences: Current and Future Research Trends
2)International Journal of Social Sciences: Current and Future Research Trends
3)International Journal of Natural Sciences: Current and Future Research Trends
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How do you find a good journal to publish? ›

Criteria for Evaluating a Journal
  1. Scientific Rigor. A key indicator of journal quality is the scientific rigor of the publications published in the journal. ...
  2. Editorial Quality. ...
  3. Peer Review Process. ...
  4. Ethics. ...
  5. Editorial Board Members. ...
  6. Journal Reputation/Business Model. ...
  7. Author Rights and Copyright. ...
  8. Indexing Status.

How do I find a suitable journal? ›

Tools for Finding a Journal for Publication
  1. Elsevier Journal Finder. ...
  2. EndNote Match: Find the Best Fit Journals for Your Manuscript. ...
  3. Journal/Author Name Estimator (JANE) ...
  4. Publish or Flourish Open Access. ...
  5. Springer Journal Suggester. ...
  6. Think. ...
  7. Web of Science Master List.
29 Mar 2022

Is open access and DOAJ same? ›

DOAJ is an independent, non-profit organisation managed by Infrastructure Services for Open Access C.I.C. (IS4OA), a community interest company registered in the United Kingdom and with a branch in Denmark. DOAJ relies entirely on the voluntary donations of its supporters.

Is DOAJ Scopus indexed? ›

EU-JER has been indexed in , and research databases.

Is JSTOR peer-reviewed? ›


Nearly all of the journals collected in JSTOR are peer-reviewed publications, but the archives also contain primary sources and content that is much older than today's standard peer-review process.

Is MDPI a predatory journal? ›

Interesting analysis of MDPI as a "hidden predatory publisher". Conclusion: "Researchers should neither send papers for their publication, nor cite them, nor act as reviewers for them, nor form part of their editorial committees."

Who runs MDPI? ›

The company is spearheaded by Dr. Shu-Kun Lin (Founder and Chairman of the Board), Delia Mihaila (Chief Executive Officer), and Franck Vazquez (Chief Scientific Officer and former CEO). Per MDPI, they had more than 2,100 full-time employees by end of 2019.

Is MDPI peer reviewed? ›

Editorial Independence

All articles published by MDPI are peer-reviewed and assessed by our independent Editorial Boards, and MDPI staff are not involved in decisions to accept manuscripts.

Is Springer a predatory publisher? ›

On the other hand, it is clear that Springer, as a publisher, is trying to hide the fact that it is a predatory organization, at least when it comes to Frontiers.

Is MDPI trusted? ›

Yes, MDPI is a popular, Reputable, highly standard journals and publish quality Research articles. Otherside the article processing charges are very high, which is not affordable by every Researcher especially from developing and developing countries. MDPI is a reputable publisher.

Is Hindawi predatory? ›

An interesting example is Hindawi, an Egyptian publisher once considered predatory that improved its practices and standards over time.

Are MDPI journals in PubMed? ›

As 160 of MDPI's journals are currently indexed in Web of Science (82 in SCIE), overall, 96% of papers are available in Web of Science. As well as this, 160 journals are indexed in Scopus, and 72 in PubMed.

Is MDPI a Chinese journal? ›

I am Swiss, but the MDPI journals are from China. If I have to select scientific staff and the candidates published a lot in MDPI journals, this is a reason for me not to select them. Furthermore, me and my colleagues do not publish or review papers in MDPI journals anymore.

What does MDPI stand for? ›

MDPI continued to use the acronym of the newly founded “Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute”, and is now widely known under the name MDPI.

Is MDPI a Scopus? ›

SciVerse Scopus is the world's largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources. So far there are 21 MDPI journals covered by Scopus, see the attached link for the complete list.

Is ScienceDirect peer-reviewed? ›

ScienceDirect is a multi-disciplinary, peer-reviewed journal article database covering research in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences and humanities.

Does MDPI pay reviewers? ›

Reviewers' Benefits

Reviewing for MDPI journals brings the following benefits: For every manuscript reviewed, the reviewer may receive a discount voucher code entitling them to a reduction in the article processing charge (APC) of a future submission to any MDPI journal.

How long is MDPI under review? ›

How fast is the publication process? MDPI's median publication time is 40 days from submission to publication, which includes around 16–17 days for a first decision, and just 5 days for final production. However, each paper is unique.

Is Mdpi predatory 2021? ›

it is at around 50% at most MDPI journals. While this is far from predatory practices (that would be 100%) and shows that MDPI journals do reject papers, acceptance rates are an order of magnitude higher than in most, say, economics journals.

Is Scopus predatory? ›

Over the period 2004-2015, we identified 306 thousand documents in Scopus that were published in journals nowadays considered by Jeffrey Beall to be predatory. Scopus is therefore surely not resistant to penetration by predatory journals. The long term trend is clear.

What are examples of predatory journals? ›

Predatory Journals (“A”)
  • ABC Journals.
  • A M Publishers.
  • Abhinav.
  • Academe Research Journals.
  • Academia Publishing.
  • Academia Research.
  • Academia Scholarly Journals (ASJ)
  • Academic and Business Research Institute.
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