Today's publishing market has grown explosively over the last years and traditional publishers have met increased competion from other types of publishers, such as print-on-demand. During this time open access journals have become more common, and within this market there also exist some publishers which offer more or less questionable venues for publishing.
Although there exist lists on the Internet which categorizes different publishers, it is usually difficult to know whether you could trust a certain publisher or not. An example of what you as a researcher might encounter is e-mail invites to be published that look too good to be true.
At the library we can help you evaluate how serious a journal or publisher is, and what you should consider before a decision on publishing is taken.
Read about this in the publication strategy guide:
Content updated 2017-10-19