Predatory Journals: How to identify and avoid them
This brief tutorial defines “predatory journals” and their major characteristics. It provides information to help novice academics to avoid this trap.
Who might find this useful?
Novice academics may find this useful as they begin publishing their research. This video might add a useful contribution to any workshop on academic publishing and knowledge dissemination
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