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DREAM Scholars: Predatory Publishing

This guide highlights library services, developing search strategies, general EndNote information, and introductory information on predatory journals.

Predatory publishers exploit the need of faculty to publish. While the methods vary, these publishers have common characteristics:

  • Their primary goal is to make money.
  • They do not adequately review articles and therefore the quality of what they publish.
  • They engage in unethical business practices.
  • They do not follow accepted standards for scholarly publishing.
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