Predatory publishers are entities which produce open access journals that:
Grudniewicz A, Moher D, Cobey KD, et al. Predatory journals: no definition, no defence. Nature. 2019;576(7786):210-212.
The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP). Combatting predatory academic journals and conferences. 2022.
The Cabells Predatory Reports database provides a watchlist assessing over 60 behavioral indicators encompassing integrity, peer review, publication practices, indexing, metrics, fees, copyright, website features and business practices to determine journals that are likely problematic.
Use the search box to investigate an open access journal by title, ISSN, publisher name or discipline.
Scrutinize journal websites with more than one of these traits: