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Welcome to the Nursing Research Guide! Here you will find inforamtional resources to support the Students, Faculty, and Staff of the School of Nursing and UCI Health.

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What Are Predatory Journals/Publishers?

"Predatory publishing is a deceptive open access publishing practice that charges article processing charges while offering no quality control.

The sole goal of predatory publishers is to make money from researchers and scholars.

They do not care about scholarship, content, or authors.

Open access is a publishing practice that provides content freely online without barriers. There are a variety of open access formats and many formats do charge authors 'article processing charges.'"