Answered By: Kristen Adams Last Updated: Jan 10, 2020 Views: 5
Predatory publishers are those that unprofessionally exploit the gold open-access model for their own profit. They offer to quickly publish an article, so long as the researcher pays a fee. Many predatory publishers claim to enforce peer review but instead publish articles immediately upon receipt of author’s fees.
For more information including how to determine if a journal is predatory, see the LibGuide on Copyright and Publishing.