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Asked 17th Mar, 2014
  • University of Human Development-Iraq

How can we avoid the risk of publishing in a fake journal and how can we evaluate a journal's quality?

Impact Factor (IF) is one of the journal quality measures, but beside arguing about this measure, it is not easy for researchers to find the correct IF of any journal. One may say that we should depend on the IF calculation produced by Thomson Reuters. However, there is an issue here: it is not easy to find their report! And another issue: it is not easy to find the IF of a specific journal in their report (e.g., see attached file). On the other hand, some journals write their IF on their website, but don't declare where they got this IF.
There are some sites that calculate journal IFs such as:
But I think that what's most risky here is publishing in a fake journal. For example, this website http://fakejournalss.wordpress.com/list-of-fake-computer-science-journals/
has a list of fake journals, but are they really fake?
Is there any way to know the true quality of journals and to avoid fake ones?

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2nd Jul, 2019
Waqas Al-Joboory
University of Anbar
Official sites of the Ministry and its affiliated sites
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16th Oct, 2018
Hany Kasban
Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority

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17th Mar, 2014
Artur Sergyeyev
Silesian University in Opava
It is extremely difficult to judge the quality of a journal. However, here are two more lists (the so-called Beall's lists) of presumably problematic journals and publishers that should better be avoided:
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18th Mar, 2014
Huy Nguyen
University of Nagasaki
Yes, the list of predator Journals is very helpful. You can also ask Beall via email.
In addition, you can search the Journal in well-known databases including ISI, Scopus or Pubmed.
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19th Mar, 2014
Zaida Chinchilla-Rodríguez
Spanish National Research Council
As Huy says, the two main international and multidisciplinary databases of academic journals are ISI and Scopus. These two databases are usually used in the evaluation of academic performance in many countries. Each one has at least one indicator of quality of journals as well as quantity indicators. Web of Science publishes anually the Journal Citation Report (JCR) for all journals in science and social sciences. Scopus publishes two quality indicators for journals: the Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) and SCImago Journal Rank (SJR), those values are provided free of charge in this url: http://www.journalmetrics.com/.
Also you can find all indicators of journals of Scopus and its evolution from 1999 to 2012, in the portal of free access SCImago Journal & Country Rank: http://www.scimagojr.com/journalrank.php. This portal includes the journals and country scientific indicators developed from the information contained in the Scopus® database (Elsevier B.V.)
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25th Mar, 2014
Helen Hed
Umeå University
If you consider publishing in OA journals I think that Sherpa/Romeo http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ is a useful tool.
And Ulrich's should always be a good source of reliable information about journals (if we forget about IF:s and such).
Other than that - if it looks too good it usually is.
And you could always ask your Library - they are usually quite well informed and willing to help.
31st Mar, 2014
Edith Reschke
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf
Additional of all before you could analyze in which journals your patrons publish and which journals have been cited. So you can get information, which journals are high important for your patrons and these journals are not fake journals.
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9th Apr, 2014
Kathi Woitas
Universität Bern
Check the journal's homepage in depth. Who's in the editorial board, are there reliable and comprehensive remarks regarding the (scientific, not formal) submission requirements and scope, the review process, rejection rate and indexing in subject specific databases?
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Actually, the quality of a journal is determined by the quality of the research findings they publish. That is also based on the validity and reliability of the findings they reports in their articles. And who determine the validity of research? I tell you: Peer-Review system.
Therefor neither Impact factor nor ICV nor H-Index are good indexed to assess the quality of a journal. We should find some qualitative measures rather than those quantitative measures.
Have a good read at this article for more information. It clearly mentioned the way to determine a fake journal and avoid it:
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Regarding the GIF and UIF and other fake impact factors, I published an article about them last year. Now I can name ten of them. read the following article:
12th Sep, 2014
Hasan Siamian
Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences
Dear all, 
We must not trust the journal homepage and its information. some of the time we check Master Journal list of ISI for checking the condition of journal, Is it indexed in ISI or not. you can search by title, whole title and Issn. if it is included in ISI, after that we must check its coverage.
in our university, journal/s which is included in ISI, but It is in web of knowledge, it is not acceptable. it must be included in ISI web of Sciences.
based on my little knowledge, we much check and compare the inforation in jounal homepage and available databases such as:
ISI, pubmed and son
Sincerely
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23rd Nov, 2014
Fereshteh Tadayon
Vali-e-Asr University Of Rafsanjan
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21st Jan, 2015
Manfred Fehr
Universidade Federal de Uberlândia (UFU)
This is not an answer, but rather an additional question to all you gentlemen who have replied to this query and likely have the experience I am looking for. There are good publishers and journals that are not on the Beall's list, but they provide no information on the download frequency of the papers they publish. How does this failure relate to the integrity of the publishers? 
21st Jan, 2015
Hasan Siamian
Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences
Dear,
 we must not accept everything that has written in journal  homepage. some of the time, we search in Isi database, but we have two kinds of ISI. web of science and web of knowledge.
this is the site:
after searching our given title or Issn, after finding the positive reply, we must click on coverage. we must follow this for our good searching.
I hoe this phrase can help you for your final decision.
Sincerely
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Thank You for you. please read this paper:
it is interested. it is about emergent topic for all researcher. kindly i request to share it to your students and friends.
22nd Dec, 2015
Koushik Sau
Manipal Academy of Higher Education
This article may be useful
Title:  Facts about journal publishing in open access policy 
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24th Mar, 2016
Md Asiful Islam
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Please have a look at the list here: https://scholarlyoa.com/
We call it  "Beall's List of Predatory Journals"
7th Apr, 2016
Jaronie Mohd Jani
University of Kuala Lumpur
Tips to detect and avoid these publishers or journals:
1. Ask money for publications: Reputable publishers only ask money for 'open access'.
2. Doubtful Impact Factor (IF). The IF shown is without any strong and reliable proof.
3. Check the list from reliable sources, such as http://www.scimagojr.com, http://www.impactfactorsearch.com and http://ip-science.thomsonreuters.com/mjl/. If the publisher or journal is not listed in these reliable sources (using ISSN or Journal name), then it's maybe a predatory (or fake) publisher.
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12th May, 2016
Manfred Fehr
Universidade Federal de Uberlândia (UFU)
A modest contribution to this query: 
Among oher things, I am interested in receiving service from a journal editor. Even journals listed in  the scholarlyoa.com site sometimes give you service that the "good" journals do not give. I am thinking of view and download statistics. Any journal that provides me with those statistics ranks high with me, regardless of being cited in the scholaroa.com site or not.
Opinion against opinion, facts are facts. If I publish a paper in a journal and the paper is downloaded hundreds o times, I feel I have reached a numerous audience, which is any author's desire. Now if you tell me this journal is not good or is fake, well, why then would people read it and download papers from it???
There is still a lot of relativity here.  
4th Jun, 2016
Amal Hassan
Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority
I've dealt with a journal, and it dawned on me it's fake:
The International Journal of Advances in Science and Technology (IJAST)
with fake impact factor.  If anyone has other information about this journal,s  publisher please benefit me because this publisher is a fraud ,I want to raise a lawsuit against him but I do not know how?
19th Sep, 2016
Frederick R. Masangkay
University of Santo Tomas
I had a recent experience where I was surprised to see my name as an International Editorial Board of a Journal. The journal claimed to be ISI registered and had the ISSN (print and online) displayed in their website. so tactics like this may convince one of the good reputation of the journal. after some more investigation with Thomson Reuter I discovered that what was registered with Thomson Reuter is a print version only and so they provided me with email of this print journal registered with them. I communicated with the print journal and was able to verify that they were the original publishers and they are not a journal but a periodical or newspaper they specifically stated that they had no online version. when I clarified this with the journal claiming to be the online version is they denied it and removed my name in their advisory board. surprising enough not more than 24 hours they were able to pick another researcher from our country (I guess he also doesnt have the slightest clue about this). on another note there are journals in the website sholarlyoa.com that are formally registered as ISI Thomson Reuters and are just victims themselves of poor research by the "Librarian". What I think we can all take away from this experience of mine is that very careful scrutiny should be done first before publishing in a journal, try your best to delve into its history, validity and repute. also, be careful who you listen to, just as not all journals on the internet are of good repute so are people claiming to know it all or at least know a lot whether a journal is fake or not is also susceptible to making mistakes and may place really good journals at the negative end of authors perspective and biases. happy journal hunting and investigating everyone!
19th Sep, 2016
Frederick R. Masangkay
University of Santo Tomas
 Examples:
Ponte journal Online is a highly questionable journal because they took the same name as Il Ponte which is the real journal registered in Thomson Reuters this can be a classic example of a "Hijacked Journal"
Asian Journal of Biological and Life Sciences is a very good journal. it is formally registered in ISI Thomson Reuters for several years now but it was in the questionable journal list and for me this is not agreeable because if Thomson Reuter has kept it in its Master Journal list for several years now then they conduct regular QA and QC with the journal history, validy and repute. so is the "Librarian" now objective as a researcher himself in including this journal in his list?
International Journal of Research and Ayurveda and Pharmacy is also a very good journal. it is published by Elsevier and is highly-indexed also. when I informed the Editor in chief that they were listed as questionable journal and should communicate with the "The Librarian" to have their journal removed from that listing she explained to me that the "Librarian" believes that Ayurveda is just a pseudoscience and that is his gauge why he listed the journal as questionable. Now let' s contemplate on this, who is the authority to say whether Ayurveda is a pseudoscience or not? Is this an objective or a personal and subjective evaluation? 
When you check the Real name of the "Librarian"  and cross reference it in different web searche you will also see that there are a lot of Researchers who do not Objectively agree with him in all of his listing content and method of journal shortlisting. 
SCIENCE IS A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE - Socrates
21st Sep, 2016
Nino Wili
ETH Zurich
Just read some articles in your field and look wether it makes sense...?
22nd Sep, 2016
Alaedin Alsayed
Al-Aqsa University
Are IOSR journals Fake?
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23rd Sep, 2016
Mohamed El-Amine Slimani
University of Science and Technology Houari Boumediene
To see the true evaluations of a journal quality indexed under scopus, you can view the content of scopus journals at elsevier site :
10th Oct, 2016
Jiban Shrestha
Nepal Agricultural Research Council
Impact factor (IF) is an index based on the frequency with which a journal's articles are cited in scientific publications in a particular year or period. Some journals put fake impact factor (https://scholarlyoa.com/other-pages/misleading-metrics/) on their own website. Some questionable companies create list of good journals and provide fake impact factor to them without taking approval of publishers. This work is very illegal. The quality of journal should be judged by their indexing in various good databases and universities libraries. The SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) and Journal Citation Reports (JCR) by Thomson Reuters are two common measurements or rankings of journal quality.
16th Oct, 2016
Amal Hassan
Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority
Dr. Alaedin Alsayed;  IOSR the impact factor calculated by African Quality Centre for IOSR Journals but not Thomson Reuters impact factor
23rd Nov, 2016
Sinan Uzman
Haseki Training and Research Hospital
I sended to a hijacked journal (www.pontejournal.net) a paper. And I sended a request many times to remove from this journal web site. But they didn't get an answer :(( I want to send another journal. Whan can I do?
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16th Jan, 2017
Jefferson Stafusa Elias Portela
University of Wuerzburg
@Sinan Uzman, is your situation resolved?
If not, you might consider a morally questionable solution: paying them the publication fee for them NOT to publish your paper. It might be wrong to give a predatory journal money, but that would free you to submit your paper to a real journal.
22nd Jan, 2017
Fathy Elbehiry
Higher institute for agricultural cooperation
Please take a look to Beall list. https://scholarlyoa.com/individual-journals/
15th May, 2017
Fiaz Ahmad
Air University of Islamabad
I will suggest to confirm the journal from Thomson Reuters JCR list
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29th May, 2017
Praveen Linga
National University of Singapore
Beall's list ( https://scholarlyoa.com/individual-journals/) is the best resource, reasonable approach would be to avoid publishing in journals that do not have a JIF from Thomson Reuters (now Clarivate Analytics). If it is a new journal that does not have a JIF, should look at the credibility of the publishers in terms of existing journals and their impact.
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4th Jun, 2017
Ljubomir Jacić
Technical College Požarevac
Beall's list is not available for a long time. There are some other resources to be used in order to avoid predatory publishers and fake journals. Here they are. 
4th Jun, 2017
Muhammad Shoaib Ahmedani
King Saud University
I think we can avoid this problem by screening the journal through renowned databases such as PubMed, Scopus, Medline. Such indexing services are very sensitive in the selection of journals. Thomson Reuters site is also of great help. If the journal is listed on the site, this simply means that it is not fake. However, we must see the latest updated lists as well as impact factor.
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4th Jun, 2017
Hasan Siamian
Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences
Dear,
 some of the time, because of emergency and short time for yearly promotion, graduating, and without searching in master journal list of ISI, pubmed database, science direct and well known databases, we have some problems in detecting fake journals. I hope the best wishes for all of respectful authors who search for the peaces in the world.
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7th Jun, 2017
A. Albujeer
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
I suggest to all colleagues to check this website that I found it recently.
It has a powerful serach engine for journals indexed in PubMed, Scupos, Thomson Reuters masterlist, this helping in save the time for check the journal before submitting your work. 
Thanks to all.
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7th Jun, 2017
Hasan Siamian
Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences
 Dear
it is a good idea.
Sincerely
8th Jun, 2017
Ljubomir Jacić
Technical College Požarevac
journalindex.org  is fine resource, not only for finding the appropriate journal, but also to avoid predatory publishers and fake journals. They have black list available. 
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14th Jun, 2017
David Hallberg
University of Douala
I also want to suggest, it's not all about the IF. There are nice journals out there from disciplines or fields where IF is not everything that counts.
I would suggest reading through some papers in the particular journal, find information about authors, editors, side affairs like (too many) conferences each year, etc. Then go for the journal that seems be most appropriate for you research, audience, and scope. Maybe you will end up submitting to a journal with apparently no IF what so ever but that "everybody" in the field is reading or even citing:-)
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19th Jun, 2017
Mengnjo Jude Wirmvem
Institute for Geological and Mining Research
5th Jul, 2017
Samreen Fatima
University of Karachi
let me know about the scientific  Research publication its fake or what
20th Sep, 2017
William Letter
Chiralizer Services, LLC
An update to an old thread... I see that many of the links provided by others in this thread have been deleted or removed. While several of the early lists of "questionable" or fake journals are no longer available (e.g. Beall's original list), many other people and organizations have kept it alive, and added to it over the past year. A quick search will turn up many examples including this one: http://beallslist.weebly.com/
IMHO: One of the best way to review a journal is not based on its score, but instead to review existing published articles on the journal that you are considering. Poor quality methods and techniques used by the others is a great indicator or a poor quality or even fake journal. Do some reading and reviewing first.
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21st Nov, 2017
Ljubomir Jacić
Technical College Požarevac
You may find a lot of resources about predatory publishing in our project.
Do you have a problem with recommendation of answers?
21st Nov, 2017
Mostafa Dianatinasab
Maastricht University
I suggest 4 Important links to find the best journal:
For Emerging ISI journals: http://mjl.clarivate.com/
For SCOPUS indexing journals: https://www.scopus.com/sources
For Medline indexing journals: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nlmcatalog
Regards,
MD
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28th Nov, 2017
Abdulkareem Ghassan Alsultan
Universiti Putra Malaysia
In addition to all of the previous answers,
High quality jurnal you can find it from the work quality that have been published before. However, you may use JCR and scopus to know the journal ranking. Usually they gives a history report for the journal.
Abdulkareem
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29th Nov, 2017
Dr. Rajkumar S Yadav
Gujarat Ecological Education and Research Foundation (GEER)
you may use scopus and schimago to check H index of the journal.
30th Nov, 2017
Ljubomir Jacić
Technical College Požarevac
There is related questions with some fine answers on Quora.
How to Identify Predatory/Fake Journals
Here are some indicators to look out for:
  • The journal has no address or contact information other than an email address listed.
  • There are articles listed but no evidence of an editorial board to review those articles.
  • The website has an overwhelming number of images from major publishers who would have no reason to partner with this journal.
  • The editorial board seems to contain very prominent researchers who would be too busy to work with an unknown journal.
  • There is no mention of an APF. This means you’ll likely receive an outrageous bill after your article has been rapidly accepted for publication.
  • There is no mention of a peer review process or basic submission requirements...
28th Dec, 2017
Artur Sergyeyev
Silesian University in Opava
To complement Ljubomir's answer: the original Beall's list web site (scholarly-oa.com) does not host the well-known Beall's list of predatory journals and publishers anymore but I have recently found a web site
which, just like http://beallslist.weebly.com/ which was already mentioned in the other answers, claims to build on it and expand the Beall's list (see https://predatoryjournals.com/about/ )
See also the RG question on this site
and the project
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1st May, 2018
Ali Akbar Khasseh
Payame Noor University
I think that the first formal and short-time solution to recognize the validity of a given journal is to consult JCR. If the title appears in JCR (has impact factor), it merits publication. Also, Scopus is acceptable.
7th Aug, 2018
Hassan Fouad
Helwan University
It is important to read the scope of Journal carefully from its website. Also check the impact factor and Q of Journal
12th Aug, 2018
Mohd Hazim Mohamad Amini
University of Malaysia, Kelantan
In addition, you should use the ISSN number of the journal instead of using the title of the journal when searching through scopus/ISI database. Some journals has the same name.
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12th Aug, 2018
David Hallberg
University of Douala
I think one major issue is that we tend to lean on the journal instead of scrutinizing the quality of the paper itself. This behaviour has paved way for doubtful journals and conferences.
I think we need to develop a cultural there a researcher's overall performance is better evaluated instead of; "oh, s/he has got 50 papers published". In so doing I think many of these predatory journals and conferences will become extinct.
Unfortunately there is various and different impact algorithms and they do not always fairly describe the quality.
Maybe one way forward would be to globally regulate this, e.g. like a kind of ISO standards that is flexible enough to appreciate and recognise that scientific research may have many faces. If a journal or a conference does not meet the criteria, then, it's up to us to decide whether to go for that journal or conference anyway. As it stands now, there are so many databases that different disciplines rely on, all claiming, "this is the one to use to evaluate the quality", which makes it very easy for predatory journals to come up with their one database and claim the same.
1 Recommendation
12th Aug, 2018
Ljubomir Jacić
Technical College Požarevac
Tips to avoid predatory journals and conferences
The stakes are high for academics and the pressure to produce can be overwhelming at times. As a result, the number of predatory journals and questionable conferences is growing at an alarming rate. It can be tricky, even for a seasoned scholar, to spot a bogus venue for mobilizing our research and scholarship.
There are some differences between how predatory journals and conferences operate, but here are a few things they share in common:
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12th Aug, 2018
Arvind Singh
Banaras Hindu University
Please also have a look at this link.
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12th Aug, 2018
Shibabrata Pattanayak
Government of West Bengal
Every researcher should know:
1. Except the IF alloted by Thomson Reuters, all other IF can not be considered as real IF.
2. The NAAS score allotted by one organisation controlled by Govt. of India may be considered as genuine.
3. Indexing in some famous agencies like Scopus, Pubmed etc.can be considered as good indicator of standard of a journal.
Thanks.
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16th Oct, 2018
Hany Kasban
Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority
16th Oct, 2018
Ljubomir Jacić
Technical College Požarevac
Dear Hany, the resource which you are reffering to, was mentioned long time ago (10 months). It is good to read previous answers in order to avoid duplicates.
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16th Oct, 2018
Abdelrahim Hamid Mugaddam
Jouf University
Yes, we can avoid publishing in fake journal simply be looking for the jouranl‘s profile plus its indexing by reputable indexing bodies.
16th Oct, 2018
Ljubomir Jacić
Technical College Požarevac
I do not understand your contribution dear Saif Hosam Raheem , as you have attached the link of this thread!!! Strange!!!
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19th Dec, 2018
Samaa Shohieb
Mansoura University
Dear all,
I know it's an old discussion, but I add this answer for future refers for this question ........
Please refer to this link, it contains related topics about writing a quality research paper
Regards
Samaa
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23rd Dec, 2018
Jiban Shrestha
Nepal Agricultural Research Council
To avoid risk of publication in worthless journals, read below article;
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1st Jan, 2019
Muhammad Ismail
Kohat University of Science and Technology
Search journal in the link below
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4th Feb, 2019
Gomaa A. M. Ali
Al-Azhar University
Before u submit ur manuscript, check the journal is it WoS or Scopus, if it is there go ahead, if no don't burn your work.
3 Recommendations
7th Feb, 2019
Samaa Shohieb
Mansoura University
Thank you all.
Please refer to this link, I put every thing about the good impacted journals also it contains JournalCitation Report (JCR) 2017 and 2018
3 Recommendations
9th Feb, 2019
Mahmoud Rizk
Benha University
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9th Feb, 2019
Oluwaseun Aramide Otekunrin
University of Ibadan
Good contributions
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10th Feb, 2019
Ljubomir Jacić
Technical College Požarevac
I am not surprised that many academics want to publish in fake and worthless journals. Publish or perrish dilemma! More papers, better academic career is very bad practice.
2 Recommendations
10th Feb, 2019
Dillip KUMAR Bisoyi
National Institute of Technology Rourkela
Dear Ljubomir,
You are 100% correct & it is spreading across the academic Institutions of the Globe now. How can one dealt with such a delicate issue? Unless it is checked it will spoil the dignity of the academicians.
3 Recommendations
10th Feb, 2019
Robert Costello
Middlesbrough
Validation is key, each journal will go through a selective panel. It is up to the panel to validate what is presented? At that point, we have a duty to reject, or accept with changes, or major revise. Reading and understanding the topic area is always important and cannot be rushed! There maybe a push for more journals or publications to be produced; however, it still falls down to specialists within the fields. Nooruldeen Nasih Qader to your second part of the question, which journals - standards within area or research within rating!
10th Feb, 2019
Dmytro Leshchenko
Odessa State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture
The first criterion to evaluate is the journal’s reputation. Is the journal published by an acclaimed publisher (e.g. Springer Nature, Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, Wiley, Sage, etc.)?
The second indicator is the journal’s credibility.
The third benchmark to review is the journal’s impact, evaluated by several metrics such as the famous impact factor (IF).
Lastly, the journal quality needs careful examination. Are there any spelling mistakes on the journal’s website? How is the peer review process (e.g. single-blind, double-blind or open)?
1 Recommendation
14th Feb, 2019
Syed Furqan Qadri
Shenzhen University
Here are some indicators to look out for:
  • The journal has no address or contact information other than an email address listed.
  • There are articles listed but no evidence of an editorial board to review those articles.
  • The website has an overwhelming number of images from major publishers who would have no reason to partner with this journal.
  • The editorial board seems to contain very prominent researchers who would be too busy to work with an unknown journal.
  • There is no mention of an APF. This means you’ll likely receive an outrageous bill after your article has been rapidly accepted for publication.
  • There is no mention of a peer review process or basic submission requirements.
1 Recommendation
15th Feb, 2019
Ljubomir Jacić
Technical College Požarevac
Dear Syed Furqan Qadri , do not practice plagiarism. You should bring the origin of "your" contribution. Link follows!
3 Recommendations
15th Feb, 2019
Ljubomir Jacić
Technical College Požarevac
The very same comment about plagiarism reffers to the contribution of
Ahmad Al-Dafrawi
. The link to the original resource follows.
3 Recommendations
28th Feb, 2019
Gabriel Brito Costa
Universidade Federal do Oeste do Pará
You need to check some index about the quality, as the impact factor. Some informations about the good journals you can find here:
1 Recommendation
1st Mar, 2019
Jasmin Omercic Ph.D.
International Islamic University Malaysia
Official websites, journal databases can help avoid fake publication. Visiting nearby institutions with journals is another.
3rd Mar, 2019
A. Sulthan
KV Institute of Management and Information Studies
Share my post with your friends.
Don’t get fooled of Journal’s “Indexed in” information: https://www.sarpublisher.com/dont-get-fooled-of-journals-indexed-in-information/
17th Mar, 2019
Jasmin Omercic Ph.D.
International Islamic University Malaysia
Keep checking the database of valid journals. That is what is required to be done despite having published in the same journal earlier.
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17th Mar, 2019
Jiban Shrestha
Nepal Agricultural Research Council
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Read above article, it may give some ideas about that issue.
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17th Mar, 2019
Emad Kamil Hussein
Al-Furat Al-Awsat Technical University
Regards and good luck sir,
Emad
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29th Mar, 2019
George Varghese
Institute for Financial Management and Research
There are many factors that I consider in the process of choosing an appropriate journal to submit my manuscript. Listing below the same sequentially.
1.Based on the quality, originality and rigour of the manuscript, determine which category of journal you want to submit to [ABDC rankings - A*, A, B or C]
2. Once decided, shortlist all the journals you think might find your manuscript acceptable (just by looking at the title)
3. Individually check the aims and scope of the journals and eliminate those that doesn't match your field of research.
4. If you have constraints on paying (huge or otherwise) submission fees, its time to eliminate such journals that require you to pay up on submission. At this stage you should seriously consider if paying and submitting is worth a try. Depends largely on the quality of work. These are generally very good journals (not always) which try to avoid mass submissions.
5. From the residual list of journals look for the ones which consistently publish studies that are closely related to yours. Such journals will have several regular reviewers at their disposal and that way you can minimise the turnaround time as well as maximise the probability of acceptance.
6. Lastly, choose between journals on the basis of number of issues each of these journals have per year and also on the basis of the number of papers published in each issue. The more the number of publications in a single year, the better are your chances.
Good luck to all in your publishing endeavours...
Please don't forget to recommend the answer if you found it useful.
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20th Apr, 2019
Emad Kamil Hussein
Al-Furat Al-Awsat Technical University
You have to follow a trusted academic websutes, like
3 Recommendations
21st Jun, 2019
Hluf Negash
Samara University
This fake publishers are more and more affects to identify who is the real researcher.
2nd Jul, 2019
Ljubomir Jacić
Technical College Požarevac

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  • Ijad MadischIjad Madisch
Like so many, I am shocked and saddened at seeing war break out in Europe. My thoughts – and those of the ResearchGate team – are with the people of Ukraine and everyone affected.
ResearchGate is an international company, whose purpose is to enable scientists across the world to work together openly and collaboratively, regardless of borders or nationality. We have people from over 40 countries on our staff of around 200, and being based in Berlin, we are profoundly aware of the human cost of conflicts, the echoes of which have shaped and scarred our home city. We join with the international community in condemning the actions of the Russian state.
We have been asking ourselves: What can we do?
From today, we will offer free advertising space worth $2.5 million on our network to humanitarian organizations working to respond to the crisis. ResearchGate benefits from over 50 million visitors every month, and we hope this initiative can help raise funds and awareness for those organizations that are having direct impact and need support.
We also want to use our platform to highlight the response from the scientific community. Personally, I have found the messages of support from scientists everywhere to be truly heartfelt, and I would like to highlight some of the community initiatives I’ve seen here:
Additionally, I’m posting here some of the organizations responding to the crisis and actively soliciting donations:
To help gather more support for these initiatives, please consider sharing this post further (you don’t need a ResearchGate account to see it), and I will continue to update it with other initiatives as I find them. You can also click “Recommend” below to help others in your ResearchGate network see it. And if you know of any other community initiatives that we can share here please let us know via this form: https://forms.gle/e37EHouWXFLyhYE8A
-Ijad Madisch, CEO & Co-Founder of ResearchGate
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Update 03/07:
This list outlines country-level initiatives from various academic institutions and research organizations, with a focus on programs and sponsorship for Ukrainian researchers:

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