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Predatory Publishers and Conferences

Red Flags

  1. Website and contact information are odd and poorly written
  2. Scope of subject matter is too diverse
  3. Claims to be indexed but not in major databases such as Medline or CINAHL
  4. Editorial board is not identifiable 
  5. Not affiliated with an association or known group 
  6. Article Processing Charge (APC) is exorbitant or not clearly stated
  7. Processing timeline is too rapid with no time for peer review
  8. Has fake or misrepresented Impact Factors