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Scholarly Communication & Publishing: Evaluating Publishers

This guide provides information on making decisions regarding journal publication and measurements of journal and article impact.

Predatory Publishers, Publishing on Demand, Vanity Presses

Online publishing has greatly  increased an author's ability to desminate his or her research to a larger audience.  Unfortunately, it has also increased the opportunity for  published "research" that does not meet the definitions of academic scholarship.  Predatory publishing practices and vanity presses are sometimes hard to identify.  The link below provides information that may help you to avoid publications and publishers  that are not reputable.

Periodicals and Reference Librarian