Predatory open-access publishing is an exploitative open-access academic publishing business model that involves charging publication fees to authors without providing the editorial and publishing services associated with legitimate journals (open access or not).
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Predatory_open_access_publishing, accessed on 08/05/2018)
The Department of Higher Education and Training have already compiled a list of Accredited Journals for your convenience:
If a journal does not appear in this list, check the link below on how to identify a predatory journal:
If something feels wrong, it probably is!
- Combatting predatory academic journals and conferences
A report by the Interacademy partnership (IAP), 2022.
- The Extent of South African Authored Articles in Predatory Journals
A Research article by Johann Mouton and Astrid Valentine, 2017.
- Tips to Avoid Predatory Journals and Conferences
This article is a summary of a full-length guide, complete with a full list of references, by Sarah Eaton, 2018.
- Avoiding Predatory Journals and Questionable Conferences
A Resource Guide by Sarah Eaton, 2018.