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Should I Publish in This Journal?

Have you ever received an e-mail inviting you to submit an article to a journal you don’t recognize? Or perhaps you have received an invitation to be the editor of an unfamiliar journal. Do you delete these e-mails or does the e-mail invitation spark your interest?

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Some things to consider when approached by a journal:

Poor publishing practices and non-reputable journals are nothing new. When in doubt, look closely at the journal. More detailed information about best practices can be found in the HSLS Scholarly Communications/Publishing Guide.

If you are unsure about a journal, you can contact us at Ask-a-Librarian for advice.

~Nancy Tannery

 

Posted in the January 2016 Issue