Caution Regarding Predatory Journals
Some open access journals have no academic credibility. This is because they only aim to revenue from the article submission charge (APC) and do not conduct proper peer review. They are called "Predatory Journals" and have become a major problem.
If you submit an article to Predatory Journals, it will undermine your research results and credibility, and will have a negative impact on your career in the future. Please choose your submissions carefully.
- Leaflets: "Beware of Predatory Journals"(Kyoto University Library Network, March. 2022.)
- Jeffrey Beall. "What I learned from predatory publishers" (Japanese Ver. by Kyoto University Library)
If you have the slightest doubt about the journal to which you are submitting your paper, it is not suitable one. Please choose a more appropriate journal.
If you have difficulty in making a decision, please contact us using the inquiry form below.
We are also collecting information about Predatory Journals.
If you have any information about such a journal, please let us know using the same form.