Predatory Publishing: Publisher Evaluation Tools

A primer on how to evaluate publishers for legitimacy
Last Updated: Mar 28, 2023 1:15 PM

Think. Check. Submit.

Identifying "good' or "bad" publishers using curated lists is challenging.  The lists may be out of date and subject to the biases of those who administer them.   The best way to determine if a publisher is legitimate and a good fit for your work is to perform your own individual evaluation. 

Think. Check. Submit. is a website that includes a range of tools and practical resources to help researches identify trusted journals, including a checklist for assessing the credentials of a journal or publisher. 

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If you have any questions or would like assistance with evaluating publishers or, if you are interested in arranging a class devoted to this issue, please contact: 

Frances Chang Andreu, Digital Initiatives Librarian; (585) 475-7797


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