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Predatory Publishers

Use this guide to learn more about Predatory Publishers and how to avoid publishing in them.

Assess the Quality of a Journal

The goal of anyone wishing to publish is to be accepted in a well respected journal be it an open access journal or not.  Below is a list of tools that you can consult when trying to assess a journal..

Think, Check, Submit: Chose the Right Journal for your Research
    Useful tool that allows you to make a good decision around publishing.

GVSU Libraries: Open Access Journal Quality Indicators

   This site lists some positive and negative indicators of journal quality that you need to take into consideration before publishing.

Journal Evaluation Tool (Loyola Marymount University)
    Provides a Journal Evaluation Rubric for assessing journals.

How to Assess a Journal (Canadian Association of Research Libraries)
    The Canadian Association of Research Libraries recommendations for assessing journals.