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Predatory Publishing

What does it look like?

Solicitations by predatory publishers usually come in the form of targeted emails that seem questionable, or “off” in some way. You may be asked to submit a manuscript to a journal, become a reviewer for a journal, help organize a conference or participate in a panel at a conference, join an editorial board, or even be asked to be a consultant or tutor.

This page will provide you with some examples of these types of solicitations. For information on how you might critique one such email, please refer to the Tools page.

IMPORTANT! Do not respond to these types of emails. Even if you decline, your response could be construed as permission to associate your name with their journal or conference.