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Predatory Publishing: Getting Start(l)ed?: Evaluation Tools


ThinkCheckSubmit  offers a checklist for researchers to assess the credentials of a journal or publisher. 

This short video (1:58) explains what to do.

Source:, 2021.

Journal Directories

DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. All DOAJ services are free of charge including being indexed. All data is freely available.

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Journal Metric Tools

Evaluating Open Access Titles and Publishers

Manuscript Matching Tools

Enter your manuscript's title and abstract and other requested information and these systems will identify journals that are best suited for publishing.  Each resource provides journal information and additional information such as impact factors, publishing model, time to publication, etc. These tools search the journals of the individual publisher :-