Lund University Division of Social Medicine and Global Health Researcher Andreas Vilhelmsson says it’s “high time” for researchers to take steps against predatory publishing.
However, with roughly 2.5 million scientific papers being published annually, the task at hand becomes much more difficult.
Vilhelmsson provided the below tips for avoiding predatory publishers:
- “Double, triple check the name of the journal. Is it similar or the same as another reputable journal in your fiend, but something looks off-kilter? Do some googling prior to submitting.”
- “Contact the scientists listed on the journal’s review board: Are they truly associated with the journal? Ask them about the journal’s peer review system.”