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- Web of Science:
- German Rectors' Conference / Hochschulrektorenkonferenz (HRK): (2 October 2018)
- Impact Factors 2017 now available via
- New journal launched: available at the MDC
- New journals of the Nature Publishing Group now free access: , and .
Predatory Journals & Publishers
Note: The MDC publication fund does not cover fees incurred by the publication of articles in predatory journals!
Publishing in a predatory journal or participating in a predatory conference can result in a number of disadvantages. In any case, scientists' reputations suffer when their work is published or presented in an obscure and dubious environment.
Please be careful if you are asked to submit contributions via email. In such cases please check the journal in the.
Predatory publishers lure scientists with the promise of a good peer review or the guarantee of publication or a conference contribution. After accepting the article or abstract, they charge high fees. The victims are often threatened with bills, payment reminders, or even lawsuits.
Please have a look at the member list of the.
You can verify your chosen open-access journal on reliability and seriousness by use of the website
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