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Predatory Publishing Definition

“Predatory journals and publishers are entities that prioritize self-interest at the expense of scholarship and are characterized by false or misleading information, deviation from best editorial and publication practices, a lack of transparency, and/or the use of aggressive and indiscriminate solicitation practices.” (Grudniewicz A. et al., 2019)

Check a Journal

The URA Office continuously reviews the characteristics of predatory journals and uses the information to provide you with a short list of questions that may help you determine whether or not a journal is predatory in nature. Please follow the link below to run your own test.

Predatory Journal Analysis