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 Extent of South African Authored Articles in Predatory Journals
A Research article by Johann Mouton and Astrid Valentine, 2017.
- Tips to Avoid Predatory Jouranls 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.
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 pointers below on how to identify a predatory journal:
If something feels wrong, it probably is!
Stop predatory journals
(This is a list of possible predatory journals. The kernel for this list was extracted from the archive of Beall’s list at web.archive.org. It will be updated as new information or suggested edits are submitted or found by the maintainers of this site.)
(This is a list of possible predatory publishers. The kernel for this list was extracted from the archive of Beall’s List at web.archive.org. It will be updated as new information or suggested edits are submitted or found by the maintainers of this site)