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Predatory Publishers/Journals: How to check predatory publishers

A guide that describes what predatory publishers/journals are, why they are detrimental to your reputation, and how to avoid them.

How to check predatory publishers

Cabell's Predatory Reports

Formerly known as Cabell's Blacklist, this is a searchable database of journals whose practices have been identified as being deceptive. The Predatory Reports analyze publication by over 60 indicators to document exploitative publishing practices. KAUST library offers a campus-wide subscription to this resource. Please contact library @kaust. edu. sa, in case of any difficulties or if you need training.

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