Identifying Predator Journals

Identifying Predator Journals  

  By: Alehegn Adane Kinde on June 22, 2019, 4:25 a.m.

Hi Andy

I was looking for International Journal of Computer Aplications( https://www.ijcaonline.org/) to publish my paper. But I am confiused to identify whether the journal is reputable. Could you please support me!.

Best

 

 

Re: Identifying Predator Journals  

  By: Andy Nobes on June 24, 2019, 3:23 p.m.

Hi Alehegn,

I suspect this is a poor quality of 'predatory' journal based on the following:

1). Fees. It states that there is a fee to publish, but I can't find a clear indication of the fee on their website. Transparency and clarity are important.

2). Indexing. Because this journal is charging a fee to publish I would expect the journal to be indexed in DOAJ (and if the fee is expensive, some other important indexes such as Scopus or Web of Science). On their webpage (https://www.ijcaonline.org/indexing-) they claim to be listed in DOAJ, but I did a search in www.doaj.org and they are not listed.

Based on this information, I would not consider this journal as reputable, and nobody should be paying a fee to publish in this journal.

Let me know if you have any further questions.

Andy

Andy Nobes

Forum Administrator

Re: Identifying Predator Journals  

  By: Alehegn Adane Kinde on July 8, 2019, 9:08 a.m.

Thank you very much Andy for your response.

But the papers that has been published in this journal are assessible in Google scholar gateway. I was thinking that it is reputable. Becuase it states that the journal is indexed in Google scholar and the published papers are accessible in Google scholar gateway.

Thanks

Re: Identifying Predator Journals  

  By: Alehegn Adane Kinde on July 8, 2019, 9:12 a.m.

Hi Andy,

My staffs asked me to check this journal whether it is predatory or reputabel.

TIJ's Research Journal of Science & IT Management - RJSITM (https://www.theinternationaljournal.org/ojs/index.php?journal=rjitsm)

Would you please recommend us?

Thank you

Alehegn

Re: Identifying Predator Journals  

  By: Alehegn Adane Kinde on July 19, 2019, 7:55 p.m.

Dear Andy,

Greetings. My staffs wants to know about the following databases whether they are good journal indexer or not?

Can we say they are reputable indexer? What do think?

  EMBASE (Excerpta Medica database)

SCIE (Science Citation Index-Expanded)

BIOSIS Citation Index

EBSCO Information Services

BioOne

ISI

Ovid

Re: Identifying Predator Journals  

  By: Tadie Mirie Abate on July 25, 2019, 2:16 p.m.

I want to know the major predatory journals in this world

Re: Identifying Predator Journals  

  By: Deborah Zinn on July 27, 2019, 12:06 a.m.

https://beallslist.weebly.com/#update

This link might help.  Regards, Deborah

Re: Identifying Predator Journals  

  By: Andy Nobes on July 29, 2019, 8:38 p.m.

Dear Alehegn,

Yes, these are all reputable databases.

You could also add DOAJ (https://doaj.org/ ) and PubMed (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ ) to the list.

This document lists more reputable publishers:

https://www.authoraid.info/en/resources/details/1351/

Best wishes

Andy

Andy Nobes

Forum Administrator