An exploitative practice that targets authors to submit articles to a journal, without providing the editorial or publishing services associated with legitimate journals.
Characteristics of predatory publishing:
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Adapted from Shamseer et al. (2017). Potential predatory and legitimate biomedical journals: can you tell the difference? A cross-sectional comparison. BMC Medicine. 15:28. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-017-0785-9
This is just a guide. It is ultimately up to each author to make a final decision on where to publish and what to expect from their publishers.