What are “predatory” academic journals?

A predatory journal is one that will accept virtually any article as long as they are paid to publish that article. That doesn’t mean that any journal that asks for money to publish an article is a predatory journal. Check out the links below to help you to select a reputable, trustworthy journal.

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List of Predatory Journals


This is a list of possibly 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 list is only for individual journals. See the other list for publishers potentially engaging in predatory practices.

Beall’s List of Predatory Journals and Publishers


This is an archived version of the Beall’s list – a list of potential predatory publishers created by a librarian Jeffrey Beall. We will only update links and add notes to this list. A list of new predatory publishers is available below the original one.