What is Predatory or Deceptive Publishing? - A definition
Author beware, predatory publishers exploit academics' need to have research outputs and disseminate their research, eg. publishing in a journal or presenting at conferences, to extort money.
Academics are spammed with invitations to publish or present at conferences.
Fees are requested for publication, to cover "costs". The paper may never be published or may appear in a journal with no academic credibility.
The scams are sophisticated and may link to websites that look legitimate. The scams evolve rapidly so there is a need to be vigilant, question and investigate to avoid being a victim.
Assessing a Journal or Publisher