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CGS: Postgraduate Library Support for Supervisors and Students: Publishing Your Research

A guide to the Unisa Library's resources and services for assisting supervisors and postgraduate students.

Select A Quality Journal

Journal Impact Factors

Publishing Your Research

Predatory Journals

Predatory journals are deceptive publications that masquerade as legitimate scholarly journals but lack the necessary standard of peer review and editorial quality. They often exploit the open-access model for financial gain, charging authors exorbitant fees without providing proper editorial and publishing services. These journals pose a serious threat to the integrity of scientific research by accepting articles for publication without upholding the standards of academic rigor. Identifying and avoiding predatory journals is crucial for researchers and academics to maintain the credibility of scholarly communication.

Cabell's is one of the sources that you can use to investigate a journal or predatory behaviour.

Predatory Publishers