Predatory publishers are a growing phenomena, and definitions can vary. However, they are generally those that charge fees to authors for publication, but do not perform the expected peer review or editing.
Using a checklist for unknown or suspicious publishers can help you identify those that are predatory.
In our 'Where to publish' library guide you will find a section about identifying characteristics of predatory journals and publishers. We've also included useful resources to help you recognise them.
The library also offers in-depth training sessions on a range of topics. You can either watch a recorded session or enrol in one of our workshops.