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Publishing: Where to Publish

Finding Places to Publish

Places Not to Publish

Be aware that there are many predatory publishers wish to profit from the research of others.


Common characteristics of predatory publishers:

  • Publisher exploit the academic need to publish.
  • Publisher's online presence does not look legitimate. 
  • Publisher's journal credentials are weak.
  • Publisher exaggerates the quality of publication(s) published.


Other Resources

  • List of Suspicious Journals and Publishers - Until December 31, 2016, Jeffrey Beall (librarian) maintained this list of possible predatory, scholarly, open-access journals and publishers.
  • Shamseer, L. et al. (2017, March). Potential predatory and legitimate biomedical journals: Can you tell the difference? A cross-sectional comparison. BMC Medicine, 15, 28. Article. This article compares the characteristics of potential predatory, legitimate, open access, and legitimate subscription-based biomedical journals.


Research on Where to Publish


  • Epps, Amy S. (2013). Beyond JEE: Finding publication venues to get your message to the ‘right’ audience. Paper presented at the 2013 ASEE ELD Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, GA. Article. Poster
  • Hubbard, David E. (2015). A local and multi-institutional study of open access engineering publishing. Paper presented at the 2015 ASEE ELD Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, WA. Slides.

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