With the advent of the internet which has facilitated open access, this has given rise to a great many new online publishers. It is known that many of these publishers are corrupt and exist only to make money off the author. Processing charges are billed to authors upon acceptance of their scientific manuscripts.

It is therefore recommended that our researchers, scientists, and academics avoid doing business with these publishers and journals. Scholars should avoid sending article submissions to them, serving on their editorial boards, reviewing papers for them, or advertising in them. In addition, appointment and promotion committees should give extra scrutiny to articles published in these journals, for many of them include instances of research misconduct.

For further information, proceed to the websites listed below:

How to spot Predatory Journals

List of predatory publishers 2017

List of individual-journals 2017