The shift to making research open access has had the unintended consequence of publishers shifting the way they do business. Now, authors are expected to pay the publisher to publish their article - as much as $3,000-5,000 per article.
Predatory publishers see this as an opportunity to make money off of young, inexperienced scholarly authors.
So, how does this affect you?
While most predatory journals don't find their way into databases (and there are problems there for the authors), enough do - you may also encounter them if you are searching using Google Scholar or just the web.
The following links are helpful to understand the effects of predatory publishing and how to identify predatory journals.
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