Checklist for Identifying Deceptive Publishers

From: Lori Ferris, Associate Vice-President, Research Oversight and Compliance
Date: September 20, 2018
Re: Checklist for Identifying Deceptive Publishers

Deceptive publishers, also known as “predatory journals”, are for-profit entities that purport to publish high quality academic research, but do not follow scholarly publishing best practices. Sending your manuscript to one of these low-quality publications can cost you money and prevent your research from being widely disseminated.

The University of Toronto Libraries and the Division of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation have collaborated on a new website and checklist to assist in identifying some of the typical practices used by deceptive publishers so you can avoid submitting manuscripts to these journals.