Predatory Publishing

The term predatory publishing refers to untrustworthy business practices in which authors are asked to pay fees for the publication of articles or books through aggressive advertising and under the false claim of an open access concept with the promise of a swift publication process. Behind a perhaps even relatively professional appearance lies an inadequate or even total lack of quality control to meet academic standards.

If you have doubts about the reliability of a journal or publisher, you can use the following verification measures: