Predatory publishing is a growing phenomenon in the academic publishing. There is no exactly definition of a predatory publisher, however you can describe them as publishers who charge a fee (APC) for publishing your article without offering sufficient peer review and editing. Predatory publishers often contact potential authors via email to encourage publication and invite to different academic conferences. 

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Eklund, P. (2012). Open Access och tveksamma förlag : En guide och stöd i att bedöma open access-tidskrifter. Retrieved from

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