Identify Predatory Publishers & Conferences

Predatory publishers claim to publish high quality academic research but do not follow scholarly publishing best practices. Similarly, predatory conferences use deceptive websites to lead authors to believe they are submitting their work to a legitimate conference. 

The ultimate goal of predatory publishers and conferences is to profit, not publish quality research.

Being associated with a deceptive publisher or conference can lead to financial loss as a result of inappropriate fees and be harmful to your reputation and that of the university.

Think. Check. Submit. and Think. Check. Attend. provide checklists and resources to help researchers find trusted forums for their research. 

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