Predatory Journals



Clements, J. C., Daigle, R. M., & Froehlich, H. E. (2018). Predator in the Pool? A Quantitative Evaluation of Non-indexed Open Access Journals in Aquaculture Research. Frontiers in Marine Science, 5, UNSP 106.

Josephson, A., & Michler, J. D. (2018). Viewpoint: Beasts of the field? Ethics in agricultural and applied economics. Food Policy, 79, 1–11.


Al-Khatib, A., & da Silva, J. A. T. (2019). Is Biomedical Research Protected from Predatory Reviewers? Science and Engineering Ethics, 25(1), 293–321.

Babor, T. F., & Ward, J. H. (2018). Caveat Emptor: Predatory Publishers, Rogue Journals, and the Potential Corruption of Addiction Science. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 79(4), 509–513.

Bolshete, P. (2018). Analysis of thirteen predatory publishers: a trap for eager-to-publish researchers. Current Medical Research and Opinion, 34(1), 157–162.

Cortegiani, A., Longhini, F., Sanfilippo, F., Raineri, S. M., Gregoretti, C., & Giarratano, A. (2019). Predatory Open-Access Publishing in Anesthesiology. Anesthesia and Analgesia, 128(1), 182–187.

Cortegiani, A., Sanfilippo, F., Tramarin, J., & Giarratano, A. (2019). Predatory open-access publishing in critical care medicine. Journal of Critical Care, 50, 247–249.

Dal-Re, R., & Marusic, A. (2019). Potential predatory journals are colonizing the ICMJE recommendations list of followers. Netherlands Journal of Medicine, 77(2), 92–96.

David Delgado-Lopez, P., & Maria Corrales-Garcia, E. (2018). Predatory journals: An emerging threat to authors and editors of biomedical publications. Neurocirugia, 29(1), 39–43.

Di Lena, M., & Nickel, J. C. (2018). Publish and/or perish: A urological perspective on predatory publications. Cuaj-Canadian Urological Association Journal, 12(8), 239–242.

Gasparyan, A. Y., Yessirkepov, M., Voronov, A. A., Koroteva, A. M., & Kitas, G. D. (2018). Updated Editorial Guidance for Quality and Reliability of Research Output. Journal of Korean Medical Science, 33(35), UNSP e247.

Gerberi, D. J. (2018). Predatory Journals: Alerting Nurses to Potentially Unreliable Content Exploitative publications are degrading scholarly publishing. American Journal of Nursing, 118(1), 62–65.

Goyal, M., Misra, D. P., Rajadhyaksha, S., Singh, Y. P., Goyal, N., & Ravindran, V. (2018). Effectiveness of a 1-day Workshop on Scientific Writing Conducted by the Indian Journal of Rheumatology. Indian Journal of Rheumatology, 13(2), 117–120.

Lewinski, A. A., & Oermann, M. H. (2018). Characteristics of E-Mail Solicitations From Predatory Nursing Journals and Publishers. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 49(4), 171–177.

Manca, A., Moher, D., Cugusi, L., Dvir, Z., & Deriu, F. (2018). How predatory journals leak into PubMed. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 190(35), E1042–E1045.

Yan, J. R., Baldawi, H., Lex, J. R., Simchovich, G., Baisi, L.-P., Bozzo, A., & Ghert, M. (2018). Predatory Publishing in Orthopaedic Research. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery-American Volume, 100(21), e138.

Oermann, M. H., Nicoll, L. H., Chinn, P. L., Ashton, K. S., Conklin, J. L., Edie, A. H., … Williams, B. L. (2018). Quality of articles published in predatory nursing journals. Nursing Outlook, 66(1), 4–10.

Richtig, G., Richtig, M., Hoetzenecker, W., Saxinger, W., Lange-Asschenfeldt, B., Steiner, A., Richtig, E. (2019). Knowledge and Influence of Predatory Journals in Dermatology: A Pan-Austrian Survey. Acta Dermato-Venereologica, 99(1), 58–62.

Reyes B., H. (2019). How can you succeed in having your manuscript published in a medical journal. Advices to inexpert authors that can also be useful to senior authors. Revista Medica De Chile, 147(2), 238–242.

Ross-White, A., Godfrey, C. M., Sears, K. A., & Wilson, R. (2019). Predatory publications in evidence syntheses. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 107(1), 57–61.

Samuel, A. J., & Aranha, V. P. (2018). Valuable Research in Fake Journals and Self-boasting with Fake Metrics. Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences, 13(4), 517–518.

Silva Aycaguer, L. C. (2018). Frequent methodological errors in clinical research. Medicina Intensiva, 42(9), 541–546.

Umlauf, M. G., & Mochizuki, Y. (2018). Predatory publishing and cybercrime targeting academics. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 24, e12656.

Williamson, P. O., & Minter, C. I. J. (2019). Exploring PubMed as a reliable resource for scholarly communications services. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 107(1), 16–29.


Abad-Garcia, M. F. (2019). Plagiarism and predatory journals: A threat to scientific integrity. Anales De Pediatria, 90(1).

Owens, J. K., & Nicoll, L. H. (2019). Plagiarism in Predatory Publications: A Comparative Study of Three Nursing Journals. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 51(3), 356–363.

Predatory conferences

Heasman, P. A. (2019). Unravelling the mysteries of predatory conferences. British Dental Journal, 226(3), 228–230.

Lang, R., Mintz, M., Krentz, H. B., & Gill, M. J. (2019). An approach to conference selection and evaluation: advice to avoid “predatory” conferences. Scientometrics, 118(2), 687–698.

Memon, A. R., & Azim, M. E. (2018). Predatory conferences: Addressing researchers from developing countries. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 68(11), 1691–1695.

Mercier, E., Tardif, P.-A., Moore, L., Le Sage, N., & Cameron, P. A. (2018). Invitations received from potential predatory publishers and fraudulent conferences: a 12-month early-career researcher experience. Postgraduate Medical Journal, 94(1108), 104–108.

Wang, J. Z., Pourang, A., & Burrall, B. (2019). Open access medical journals: Benefits and challenges. Clinics in Dermatology, 37(1), 52–55.

Predatory publishing

Bagues, M., Sylos-Labini, M., & Zinovyeva, N. (2019). A walk on the wild side: “Predatory” journals and information asymmetries in scientific evaluations. Research Policy, 48(2), 462–477.

Borgoyakova, K., & Zemskov, A. (2018). Bibliometrics and hunting the predators. Nauchnye I Tekhnicheskie Biblioteki-Scientific and Technical Libraries, (2), 89–100.

Bowman, D. E., & Wallace, M. B. (2018). Predatory journals: a serious complication in the scholarly publishing landscape. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 87(1), 273–274.

Cuschieri, S., & Grech, V. (2018). WASP (Write a Scientific Paper): Open access unsolicited emails for scholarly work - Young and senior researchers perspectives. Early Human Development, 122, 64–66.

da Silva, J. A. T., & Tsigaris, P. (2018a). Academics must list all publications on their CV. Kome-an International Journal of Pure Communication Inquiry, 6(1), 94–99.

da Silva, J. A. T., & Tsigaris, P. (2018b). What Value Do Journal Whitelists and Blacklists Have in Academia? Journal of Academic Librarianship, 44(6), 781–792.

Dadkhah, M., Lagzian, M., & Borchardt, G. (2018). Academic Information Security Researchers: Hackers or Specialists? Science and Engineering Ethics, 24(2), 785–790.

D’Antonio Maceiras, S. (2018). [en] Eppur Continua a Muoversi. The Colonial Dynamics of Scientific Knowledge in Journals and Impact Factors. Geopoliticas-Revista De Estudios Sobre Espacio Y Poder, 9(1), 113–136.

Demir, S. B. (2018). Predatory journals: Who publishes in them and why? Journal of Informetrics, 12(4), 1296–1311.

Ebadi, S., & Zamani, G. (2018). Predatory publishing as a case of symbolic violence: A critical English for academic purposes approach. Cogent Education, 5(1), 1501889.

Fiebig, A., & Blanke, M. (2019). Influence of Language, Open Access Option and Topic on Reading and Citing Articles in Erwerbs-Obstbau. Erwerbs-Obstbau, 61(1), 1–8.

Forero, D. A., Oermann, M. H., Manca, A., Deriu, F., Mendieta-Zeron, H., Dadkhah, M., Patricia Cifuentes, M. (2018). Negative Effects of “Predatory” Journals on Global Health Research. Annals of Global Health, 84(4), 584–589.

Guskov, A. E., Kosyakov, D. V., & Selivanova, I. V. (2018). Boosting research productivity in top Russian universities: the circumstances of breakthrough. Scientometrics, 117(2), 1053–1080.

Krauskopf, E. (2018). An analysis of discontinued journals by Scopus. Scientometrics, 116(3), 1805–1815.

Kurt, S. (2018). Why do authors publish in predatory journals? Learned Publishing, 31(2), 141–147.

Manley, S. (2019). Predatory Journals on Trial: Alligations, responses, and lesson for scholarly publishing from FTCv.Omics. Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 50(3), 183–200.

Matumba, L., Maulidi, F., Balehegn, M., Abay, F., Salanje, G., Dzimbiri, L., & Kaunda, E. (2019). Blacklisting or Whitelisting? Deterring Faculty in Developing Countries from Publishing in Substandard Journals. Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 50(2), 83–95.

McCann, T. V., & Polacsek, M. (2018). False gold: Safely navigating open access publishing to avoid predatory publishers and journals. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 74(4), 809–817.

McLeod, A., Savage, A., & Simkin, M. G. (2018). The Ethics of Predatory Journals. Journal of Business Ethics, 153(1), 121–131.

Memon, A. R. (2018a). End of 2016: Can We Save Research from Predators in 2017? Science and Engineering Ethics, 24(4), 1339–1345.

Memon, A. R. (2018b). How to respond to and what to do for papers published in predatory journals? Science Editing, 5(2), 146–149.

Memon, A. R., & Waqas, A. (2018). Indexing by Bibliographic Databases of Journals Published in the Developing World. Science and Engineering Ethics, 24(4), 1371–1375.

Nazarovets, S., da Silva, J. A. T., & Nazarovets, M. (2019). Challenge of Ukrainian academic librarians in an evolving scholarly publishing landscape. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 45(1), 9–14.

Nesta, F. (2019). Consortia from past to future. Library Management, 40(1–2), 12–22.

Nnaji, J. C. (2018). Illegitimate Academic Publishing: A Need for Sustainable Global Action. Publishing Research Quarterly, 34(4), 515–528.

Olivarez, J. D., Bales, S., Sare, L., & vanDuinkerken, W. (2018). Format Aside: Applying Beall’s Criteria to Assess the Predatory Nature of Both OA and Non-OA Library and Information Science Journals. College & Research Libraries, 79(1), 52–67.

Padmalochanan, P. (2019). Academics and the Field of Academic Publishing: Challenges and Approaches. Publishing Research Quarterly, 35(1), 87–107.

Park, S. P., Lee, E. Y. J., & Suh, J. H. (2018). Arbitral action and preventive methods against predatory journal practice. Science Editing, 5(1), 49–52.

Patwardhan, B., Nagarkar, S., Gadre, S. R., Lakhotia, S. C., Katoch, V. M., & Moher, D. (2018). A critical analysis of the “UGC-approved list of journals.” Current Science, 114(6), 1299–1303.

Perlin, M. S., Imasato, T., & Borenstein, D. (2018). Is predatory publishing a real threat? Evidence from a large database study. Scientometrics, 116(1), 255–273.

Power, H. (2018). Predatory Publishing: How to Safely Navigate the Waters of Open Access. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 50(1), 3–8.

Reyes B, H. (2018). History, purposes and characteristics of medical journals. Revista Medica De Chile, 146(8), 913–920.

Shehata, A. M. K., & Elgllab, M. F. M. (2018). Where Arab social science and humanities scholars choose to publish: Falling in the predatory journals trap. Learned Publishing, 31(3), 222–229.

Strielkowski, W., & Gryshova, I. (2018). Academic Publishing and “Predatory” Journals. Science and Innovation, 14(1), 5–12.

Sygocki, W., & Korzeniewska, E. (2018). Impact Factor (IF) true or false? Przeglad Elektrotechniczny, 94(1), 105–108.

Taylor, Z. W. (2019). The Hunter Became the Hunted: A Graduate Student’s Experiences with Predatory Publishing. Publishing Research Quarterly, 35(1), 122–137.

Tunez-Lopez, M., & Yolanda Martinez-Solana, M. (2018). The impact of predatory publishers and journals in the area of Communication. Historia Y Comunicacion Social, 23(2), 439–458.

van der Heyden, M. a. G., & van Veen, T. a. B. (2018). Gold open access: the best of both worlds. Netherlands Heart Journal, 26(1), 3–4.

Wallace, F. H., & Perri, T. J. (2018). Economists behaving badly: publications in predatory journals. Scientometrics, 115(2), 749–766.

Wiratningsih, R. (2018). Library clinic services in avoiding transaction in the predatory journal. Library Management, 39(1–2), 21–30.

Xia, J., & Smith, M. P. (2018). Alternative journal impact factors in open access publishing. Learned Publishing, 31(4), 403–411.

Science and Engineering

Dehal, N., Krishan, K., Kanchan, T., & Singh, A. (2018). Mandatory Publications: An Approach to Kill “Lack of Will” or “Lack of Skill”? Science and Engineering Ethics, 24(2), 773–777.

Jawaid, S. A., & Jawaid, M. (2018). Author’s failure to read and follow instructions leads to increased trauma to their manuscripts. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences, 34(3), 519–524.

Mukherjee, B. (2018). Measuring scientific value of Indian journals beyond impact factor: a case with physics-chemistry-biology journals. Current Science, 114(8), 1613–1623.

Sestak, J., Fiala, J., & Gavrichev, K. S. (2018). Evaluation of the professional worth of scientific papers, their citation responding and the publication authority Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 131(1), 463–471.

Shahri, M. A., Jazi, M. D., Borchardt, G., & Dadkhah, M. (2018). Detecting Hijacked Journals by Using Classification Algorithms. Science and Engineering Ethics, 24(2), 655–668.