You've compiled your research and assembled your findings. You're hoping to publishing your findings quickly and are considering submitting to a journal that you're unfamiliar with, but which claims they can review items quickly. How can you ensure that the journal in question is a legitimate scholarly publication?
Predatory Publishing is a growing industry and the Journal PreCheck service from Himmelfarb uses tools such as Cabells Predatory Reports and Journal Citation Reports to help GW health sciences researchers to ensure that they are submitting to reputable journals. Complete the Journal PreCheck request form for assistance. Himmelfarb can also help you to identify tools that can help you to effectively select a journal for disseminating your research.
Predatory publishers use the open access publishing model for their own profit.
“Predatory” publishers solicit articles from faculty and researchers with the intention of exploiting authors who need to publish their research findings in order to meet promotion and tenure or grant funding requirements. These publishers collect extravagant fees from authors without providing the peer review services that legitimate journals provide prior to publishing papers.
Predatory publishers share common characteristics: