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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“Quarterly Franklin Membership” means? [duplicate]

Recently I received a email from London Journals Press. Dear Dr. Po-Wei Huang, ... Taking note of your research interest that matches with our journal scope, I would like to welcome you to associate ...
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is David Publishing Company legit? [duplicate]

I have an abstract presented by my colleague at a local conference. I got an email from a company called David Publishing Company claiming that they are interested in publishing our paper in the ...
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If a journal requires “Article Processing fee” does that make it a predatory journal? [duplicate]

If a journal take article processing fee then does that mean the journal is predatory? or there are some other criteria to tell a journal as predatory?
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Is “Cambridge Scholars” a fake publisher? [duplicate]

Considering the fact that I'm a graduate student with a couple of publications, here is the email I've recently received from this website (I found it in my spam folder): Dear Dr. Robotocist, --------...
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Is “Advances in Engineering” a predatory platform? [duplicate]

I have received an e-mail from "Advances in Engineering". Is it a predatory-platform? Is it reputable? ... Dear Dr. XYZ, We are pleased to inform you that Advances in Engineering selection ...
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How to find a reputable open access journal? [duplicate]

I found few open access journals that show quite good quality articles. However, I have been advised that open access journals may be predatory. When I searched websites, I was surprised that all ...
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Is Archives of Applied Medicine (aoamj.org) a respectable Journal/Conference? [duplicate]

The title says it all, is Archives of Applied Medicine (aoamj.org) a respectable Journal/Conference? (I am going to answer this myself.)
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How to tell if a Journal is peer reviewed and/or legitimate? [duplicate]

I am working through my dissertation and was just wondering, how would you know if a journal is peer reviewed or actually legitimate? If a journal etc has an ISSN number on them, does this mean the ...
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How to find out if a journal is predatory? [duplicate]

I am considering the website of this journal and can't really decide if it is a predatory journal or if it is merely a very obscure journal. As far as I am aware, it does look to be a real journal ...
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How do you judge the quality of a journal?

A colleague and I recently submitted a paper to a journal with an impressive-sounding name, the "International Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Computational Research". According to their ...
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Distinguish starting journals from predatory ones

As you know, there are journals -predatory journals- which are just publishing scams, without actual peer review, etc. but look like genuine ones, and it is a problem for the honest researcher to ...
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Rejection from a legitimate journal, with reviewers recommending me to try a Beall's list journal

Recently I received a rejection by the editor of SCI Expanded journal (which I consider to be a legitimate journal): The reviewer's comments (just a few days after I submitted the manuscript): ...
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What should I do if I submitted an article to a predatory journal?

Call it stupidity or bad luck but I am guilty of submitting my research article to a journal which is listed in Beall's List of Predatory Publishers. It is my first article and I don't have much ...
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2answers
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How serious can this review invitation be?

I published my first article a while ago, nothing special, just rigorous formalization of some well-known facts. Now I got a mail writing We have read about your published precious paper in ...

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