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Evaluating Journals Before You Publish

Learn how to spot potential predatory publishers and hijacked journals before you submit your articles for publication.

Journal Evaluation Rubric and Scoring Sheet

This rubric and scoring sheet are designed to help scholars assess the quality of journals before submitting their articles for publication. Although designed by librarians at Loyola Marymount University and Loyola Law School, and then modified for use by UMSL’s Nursing faculty and doctoral students, the rubric is relevant to most other disciplines as well.