Linked Questions

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Is MDPI a reputable Academic Publisher? [duplicate]

I was recently asked to review for an MDPI open access journal. Is this a reputable publishing company? Their website suggests that they are 15 years old, and only do open-access publishing. The ...
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Is there a website that lists the journals that are actually scams? [duplicate]

I constantly receive emails from editors asking me to submit papers for their journals. However, only a handful of them originate from a trustworthy source. The vast majority are just scams — ...
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How good is the International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics? (http://www.ijpam.eu/) [duplicate]

I had recently submitted my paper to this journal on the advise of my guide and quite fortunately, I received an email a few days back saying that the paper had been accepted for publication. So ...
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Citing a research article coming from a journal you suspect to be predatory [duplicate]

I'm working on a review of literature for a research proposal. What's one good way of vetting journal articles given that there are predatory journals about? Is the existence of a DOI enough to rule ...
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Applied clinical research clinical trials and regulatory affairs [duplicate]

Is this journal a legitimate one with impact factor or is it a fraud?
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Is there a list of reputable open-access-only publishers? [duplicate]

Many new publishers have recently appeared because of the open access model (they do not need to struggle with sale & marketing). Some of them are shady business efforts, but some have strong ...
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With Beall's List gone, how can I tell if a journal is spam?

Jeffrey Beall removed his list of predatory journals from the internet this past Sunday. While the reasons for his doing this are not yet public, this is a real loss of a valuable service. Does anyone ...
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The meaning of “if any” in journal print charges description

I saw the following in a journal homepage at http://www.pphmj.com/journals/jpanta_author_information.htm Print Charges: To defray the publication cost, authors are requested to arrange print ...
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Should I review for a new journal whose publisher is unjustifiably listed in Beall's list of predatory publishers?

I received a review request from an open access journal, which is brand new. It has published about 10 articles so far. The articles seem to be of mediocre quality but do not seem to plagiarize other ...
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Would a legitimate journal send unsolicited email to an author offering to feature an article in their own publication, for a fee?

I have received an email from a journal in the field of engineering saying that they found an article of mine and want to feature it in their own publications for a fee. I cannot tell if this is ...
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An invitation from a not-so-famous journal called “world biomedical frontiers” to feature my paper on their website

I received an email from world biomedical frontiers journal: Your recent paper “XXXXXX” (published in “YYYYYY”) has been selected to be featured in our next issue of World Biomedical Frontiers, ...
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How to respond to an unsolicited offer to publish work I have posted on arXiv?

Approximately one year ago, I submitted some of my research work to arXiv. Recently, I got an email from Lambert Academic Publishing saying that they are interested in publishing this work and ...
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How to validate and submit for publication a paper as a graduate student?

While attending a graduate course on an engineering subject (reliability of complex systems) I had an idea about a different approach to a known problem. The application of this different method to a ...
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2answers
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How can I tell whether a mathematics journal seems reputable?

There are some general questions on this site about judging the reputability of journals in general: How do you judge the quality of a journal? and How to identify predatory publishers/journals I ...
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Been asked to peer review, unsure as to qualifications?

I have been asked to peer review a paper related to my field of expertise. My educational level is MSc, however I am published. I am referred to as Doctor throughout the request email even though when ...

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