Recognize potentially predatory journals:
- Journal/publisher websites are unprofessional, including grammatical errors and/or typos
- Poorly-written email invitations to publish in a given journal
- Absence of journal indexing in appropriate sources
- Absence of information about publishing costs in a given journal
- Promises of unrealistic, fast turn-around time for peer review and publication
OA journal directories:
DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals
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