An Editorial from UKSG 2021
19 March 2021
Michael Spada, IEEE Director of Product Marketing

The path to get published can be long and challenging for some authors as the pressure to publish continues to grow. As such, there are publishers offering quick and easy “shortcuts” to publication. These “predatory publishers” are profit driven and take advantage of a prospective author’s desire and need to get published, offering guarantees of publication through a quick and easy process – for a fee. Predatory journals undermine the scientific process and short change authors by forgoing peer review and accepting and publishing virtually all papers submitted.

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