Predatory journals and their article publishing charges

  title={Predatory journals and their article publishing charges},
  author={Jingfeng Xia},
  journal={Learned Publishing},
This study examines the payment policies of a list of standalone predatory open access journals available on It is found that 72% do charge article publication fees (APCs), which is a higher percentage than found in DOAJ journals. The mean number of articles published during 2013 was 227, but ranged from 4 to 2,286 articles. The majority of journals charge low APCs and can be assumed to have modest annual incomes. There was no correlation between the amount of APC charged and… CONTINUE READING