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Resources for Publishing: Beware

Tips, Assistance, Tools and Ideas about participating in Scholarly Communication

Where to Start:

Which Journal?

Another Resource

"How to Spot a Wolf in Sheep's Clothing"

A panel session at The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business conference in April 2016.

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Signs of a Predatory Publisher...

  • Editors or editorial board members with no or fake academic affiliations
  • Lack of clarity about fees
  • Publisher names and journal titles with geographic terms that have no connection to the publisher’s physical location or journal’s geographic scope
  • Bogus impact factor claims and invented metrics
  • False claims about where the journal is indexed

   -- CUNY Librarians, Monica Berger & Jill Cirasella

At a Glance