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.
- How to Assess a Journal: AKA How Not to Publish in an Undesirable Journal
- How to avoid deceptive publishers and conferences
- Identifying Predatory Publishers A Checklist (PDF)
- Queen's Senate Policy on Academic Integrity
- Researcher Training Program: Getting Published