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    Predatory Publications

    • Product: Primo Central

    Ex Libris and ProQuest are aware of the phenomenon of so-called "predatory" publications – that charge high fees to authors to publish their articles and claim to ensure peer-review, but whose practices are questionable – and the concern across the academic and scholarly community that some of these publications represent themselves as legitimate Open Access resources. Identification and screening of these and other “vanity” titles is an ongoing editorial effort that can be complicated by the fact that some have obtained abstracting and indexing coverage in commercial services.

    Institutions who have concerns about a specific serial publication are welcome to report those concerns to Ex Libris.

    Information about how to request further research into a publication or to suggest corrections to a publication's information is available here, via the Beall’s List of Predatory Journals and Publishers.

    Ex Libris will remove any content that is determined to be predatory from our products.
    In the event that the content was contributed by an institution, Ex Libris will contact the institution and encourage them to remove the content.

    • Article last edited: 31-Jul-2019
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