As an author, you can use the following websites and tools to evaluate the reputation and reliability of particular journals and publishers. If you have doubts about a particular publisher, please proceed with caution. Use a critical eye, make use of the tools below; reflect on whether these publishers or journals meet the criteria for credibility. If you have additional questions, please contact your librarians for assistance. We are here to help!
This is a list of sites that authors can use to check and see if a particular journal or publisher is predatory.
Journal metrics provide extra insight into the impact, speed and reach of a particular journal – and help authors select the right journal when submitting an article for publication. Impact factor is a measure of the number of times an average paper in a particular journal is cited during the preceding two years.