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Global Studies: Journal & Magazine Articles

Journal & Magazine Articles

In addition to the JEWL search box on the Library homepage, the following databases may help you get started with finding articles or an analysis of your topic.  If the MTSU Library does not own have access to something you need, use the free ILL service or request a purchase.

Untrustworthy Journals (Predatory Publishers)

Cabell's Predatory Reports helps researchers and potential authors identify journals that are published using questionable, suspicious, or deceptive strategies.

Journals listed in this directory are designated as predatory.  Predatory publishers lie about their business practices for the purpose of pure profit; or in other words, they publish anything submitted by authors willing to pay the article processing fees.  The most common lies involve:

  • peer review practices
  • editorial board members
  • organizational affiliations
  • impact factors

Predatory publishers manufacture journal content that contaminates and undermines the trustworthiness of scholarly academic publishing.