Alongside the increasing popularity of legitimate open access publishing, there has also been a rise in what is known as predatory (or questionable) publishing. Predatory publishers solicit and accept manuscripts and fees from authors, but do not provide the editorial and peer review services that are part of legitimate scholarly publishing.*
It is a good idea to be wary of publishers soliciting articles or conference presentations from you. The Online Tools listed below can help you ensure you are getting a respected, reputable, peer-reviewed journal article. These online tools provide lists that are considered "white lists". These lists contain journals that have been strictly vetted to be peer-reviewed.
*Bowman, J.D. (2014). Predatory Publishing, Questionable Peer Review, and Fraudulent Conferences. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 78(10), 176. http://doi.org/10.5688/ajipe7810176
Please note that PubMed includes journals that are NOT indexed in MEDLINE. Be sure to set your limits to MEDLINE.
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This page was created by Rachel Helbing and modified by Suzanne Ferimer.