Publishing your work – Be Aware of the Pitfalls

You may have received some unsolicited requests for publishing your research.  While there are many wonderful new publishers, there are some to be aware of.  The best advice is to be cautious when considering where to submit your work.

Jeffrey Beall, a librarian at the University of Colorado, Denver, has put together useful lists that are continually updated: “Potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access publishers.” And “potential, possible, or probably predatory scholarly open-access journals”.  It is worth consulting when you see a Call for Publications (CFP) just to educate yourself on any possibilities – and to inquire further yourself if necessary. Remember to not necessarily search for the name of the journal, but for the publisher name.

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