Predatory Journals take advantage of authors by offering them to publish for a fee without providing any peer-reviewing or editing services.
If the answer is no for any of these questions, the journal is most likely predatory.
We encourage all researchers to register for an ORCID identifier, via the ORCID website. ORCID ID is a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher, and through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized. The University of Iceland is a member of ORCID and encourages its staff to register for an ORCID ID. It´s required to submit content to the university´s Open Access repository Opin vísindi (opinvisindi.is) as well as to many of the world´s leading academic publishers.
Publishing academic research is highly competitive and there are many challenges along the way. Choosing a venue, weather it is a journal, book or a chapter in an edited book is the first step in getting your research published.
Think. Check. Submit. is a good resource to keep in mind when trying to decide where to publish. Through a range of tools and practical resources, this international, cross-sector initiative aims to educate researchers, promote integrity, and build trust in credible research and publications.
Open access (OA) is an approach to sharing one's work with the world. By making their research available in OA, authors can ensure that it can reach the broadest audience and it can be read and used without expensive journal subscriptions or affiliation with a research library.
Impact Factor is used as an indicator of the importance of a journal to its field of study and is calculated according to a special formula. The higher the impact factor, the more highly ranked the journal. Impact is one thing to be mindful of when finding the appropriate journal for your research
Altmetrics are metrics and qualitative data that are complementary to traditional metrics.