Predatory journals/publishers

List of predators (unmaintained and archived)

Bealls List: Potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access publishers

Jeffrey Beall: What I learned from predatory publishers. Biochemia Medica 2017;27(2):273–8


Directory of Open Access Journals



Guidlines and organizations for maintaining good publishing ethics

Committee on Publication Ethics: COPE

Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association

World Association of Medical Editors



Dadkhah, M., & Darbani, S. M. (2016). What can authors do for the papers they published in predatory journals? Pol Arch Med Wewn, 126(7-8), 574-575. doi:10.20452/pamw.3485
Habibzadeh, F. (2017). Predatory or Legitimate Journals. Int J Occup Environ Med, 8(2), 67-68.
Patwardhan, B. (2017). Indian Science and Predatory Journals. J Ayurveda Integr Med, 8(1), 1-2. doi:10.1016/j.jaim.2017.02.004
Seethapathy, G. S., Kumar, J. U. S., & Hareesha, A. S. (2016). India’s scientific publication in predatory journals: need for regulating quality of Indian science and education. Current Science, 111(11), 1759-1764. doi:10.18520/cs/v111/i11/1759-1764
Shamseer, L., Moher, D., Maduekwe, O., Turner, L., Barbour, V., Burch, R., . . . Shea, B. J. (2017). Potential predatory and legitimate biomedical journals: can you tell the difference? A cross-sectional comparison. BMC Med, 15(1), 28. doi:10.1186/s12916-017-0785-9
Shen, C., & Bjork, B. C. (2015). ‘Predatory’ open access: a longitudinal study of article volumes and market characteristics. BMC Med, 13, 230. doi:10.1186/s12916-015-0469-2

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