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( to publish my paper. But I am confiused to identify whether the journal is reputable. Could you please support me!.




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 ( they claim to be listed in DOAJ, but I did a search in 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 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.


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 (

Would you please recommend us?

Thank you