Methods to Spot Predatory Journals: A View Point


Published: 2023-03-20

DOI: 10.56557/jocrims/2023/v9i18166

Page: 9-12

Johnkennedy Nnodim *

Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria.

Kingsley Excel Dunga

Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Rhema University Aba, Abia State, Nigeria.

Uzah Glad

Department of Public Health, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Rivers State, Nigeria.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Predatory journals are publications that promote themselves as authentic scholarly journals but falsify their publishing procedures. They are sometimes referred to as fraudulent, deceitful, or pseudo-journals. Predatory publishing tactics include various violations of copyright or scholarly ethics, including false claims that peer review is provided, concealing information regarding Article Processing Charges (APCs), misrepresenting editorial board members, and more. The purpose of this review article is to help authors recognize and stay away from predatory journals because they are becoming more common.

Keywords: Methods, spot, predatory, journals

How to Cite

Nnodim, J., Dunga, K. E., & Glad, U. (2023). Methods to Spot Predatory Journals: A View Point. Journal of Case Reports in Medical Science, 9(1), 9–12.


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