At Scholastica, we value good scholarship and we’re excited by the possibilities presented by the web and open access publishing. We’re wary, however, of predatory publishers attempting to exploit academics and scholarly authors.
While we don't strictly adhere to Jeffrey Beall's criteria for defining a predatory publisher, the warning signs he points out mirror our own concerns.
Exploitative or predatory behavior that does not belong on Scholastica includes charging authors exorbitant or surprising fees and providing inadequate peer-review.
Before a journal can accept submissions from authors on our system, we do a basic background check to ensure that they meet certain criteria that allow us and the community to hold them accountable: