There is a lot of pressure for researchers and evaluators, even practitioners to constantly be ‘creating impact’ with their work. This includes publishing research and results in academic journals to be seen a respectable, relevant professional.
This has given rise to a set of unethical practices by predatory publishers. Predatory publishers take advantage of researchers (from early career to senior – no one is immune) for profit, and may damage a researcher’s reputation.
Here is a curated list of articles to read to avoid these academic scams:
- Predatory publishing scams ravage the world of academic researchers (blog; 10 mins)
- How do I avoid publishing scams? (information web page; 5 mins)
- Ten simple rules for avoiding predatory publishing scams (journal article; PDF; 265KB; 20 mins)