[Irtalk] How do you know a journal is legitimate? | Scholarly Communication Program

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Thu May 2 14:13:21 SAST 2013

As a researcher or scholar under pressure to publish, you may accept
solicitations to submit articles for publication even if you are not
familiar with the journal or publisher. Some of these offers are legitimate
but others turn out to be scams. It is wise to take a few basic steps to
learn more about a new or unfamiliar scholarly journal.

The tried and true method for checking out a journal is to visit its
website, research associated scholars and the publisher online, and above
all talk to colleagues. But you can also look for the following information:
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