Publishing in a predatory journal has the following risks:
Think, Check, Submit is a campaign led by representatives from organisations across the publishing industry: ALPSP, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), INASP, the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM), ISSN, LIBER, OASPA, UKSG and individual publishers. The aim of the campaign is to help researchers understand their options, and key criteria they can check before making an informed decision about where to submit.
Researchers may also receive unsolicited requests to submit papers to conferences and symposia. Again, a healthy degree of caution should be exercised before engaging with correspondence with the organisations behind these requests. The following articles from Science give an insight into the world of bogus or predatory conferences, and offer some useful guidelines to observe.
Think. Check. Attend. is an initiative that aims to guide and assist researchers and scholars to judge the legitimacy and academic credentials of conferences in order to help them decide whether to or not attend the same.
If you are uncertain about any of the information in this LibGuide or would like advice on a specific journal please contact the Research Services team at: Discovery@dundee.ac.uk who will be happy to help you.