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How to avoid falling prey to fraudulent Journal Publishers

Fraudulent journal publishers charge authors fees without providing the editorial and publishing services associated with legitimate journals. Open access publishing is the one most targeted by the unscrupulous publishers. The emergence of predatory publishers maybe the reason for the spam mails you may have come across requesting you to publish in a journal or present your research at a conference.

Here are some of the red flags to look out …

Publishing in the right journal

The decision on where to publish your research is a critical one. Having invested so much in your research, you need to publish in a journal that will present your research in the best way possible and reach the right target audience. The choice of journal may also affect career advancement, professional reputation, and funding opportunities. How then do you make this all important decision? Here are some tips;

  1. If

Impact of journal choice on your citation count

We looked at basic tips on optimizing the impact of your research here. Still on the subject of visibility of your research, the choice of journal you publish in needs careful attention. Here are factors to consider;

  1. The most basic question to consider is if the journal is available online. Publishing in a print only journal will greatly limit access and visibility of your research.
  2. Publish in an open
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