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While there is no universally agreed-upon definition, predatory journals are known to be publishers and journal that exploit charging fees and certain business practices to authors that wish to publish their articles.
They tend to solicit authors, researches, and viewers and provide false lists of sources they have used.
They also do not employ standard editorial and publishing services provided by legitimate scholarly journals such as peer review, proofreading, editing, and providing extensive detailed information of the review process.
About Predatory Conferences
What is a "predatory conference?"
In a similar vein to predatory journals, predatory conferences appear as legitimate scientific conferences that make money by exploiting attendance fees.
They are typically poorly organized or do not exist and solicit presenters, attendees, and academics as well as use work for promotional purposes without permission.
Think. Check. Attend. is an international initiative that aims to guide and assist researchers and scholars when deciding whether to attend a conference or submit an abstract and present their research.
Independent, curated database of scholarly journals with complete contact and publication information, multiple quality metrics, submission experience data, and peer review indicators for over 11,000 verified journals across disciplines in Business, Education, Health, Life Sciences, Physics, and Mathematics.
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Blacklist Violations and Criteria List
Cabells analyzes suspected publications against over 60 behavioral indicators to for inclusion on the Blacklist. Each report provides ways to identify the journal and enumerates the specific predatory behaviors that the evaluation revealed.