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Predatory Publishing: Indexing

Workshop about Predatory Publishing


  • Is the journal indexed?
  • Is the indexing entity known to you?
    • Some predatory journals will make up an indexing entity
  • Are the databases the journal is indexed in known to you?
  • Does the indexer confirm that they index the journal?
    • Some journals will claim to be indexed by a known database, but the database will not actually index the journal
    • Only if you are willing to dig will you find this information
  • Is the journal findable in serials directories?
  • Is the journal findable in content area databases?