Answered By: Laurissa Gann Last Updated: Oct 02, 2017 Views: 3
What is a Predatory Journal?
Predatory Journals take advantage of author’s by asking them to publish for a fee without providing peer-review or copy editing. High quality academic journals take longer to publish articles because they go through a proper peer review and copy editing process.
How are predatory journals different than Open Access journals?
Open Access journals may solicit authors to publish for a fee, but maintain high standards for peer review and editing. The goal of Open Access publishing is to disseminate research to a larger audience by removing paywalls. Open Access journals can have Impact Factors and can create a citation advantage for authors.
How can you spot a predatory journal?