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Scholarly Communications at Swarthmore

Everything you need to know related to scholarly communications at Swarthmore

Finding a Journal

Tips on how to find a reliable, stable, open access journal:

Check out this guide from Ryerson University Library and Archives on Evaluating Open Access Journals.

*Beall's List was removed from the web in January 2017 and is now only available via the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine. While it remains a good starting point for researching predatory journals, the list will no longer be reviewed or updated.

What Are Predatory Publishers?

Predatory publishers are thinly veiled scams to make money from article processing charges. Many will frequently market themselves as producing open access journals without providing any traditional publishing services, such as peer review, copyediting, and proofreading, or falsifying attempts at these services.

Famous examples of articles accepted to such journals include:


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