Characteristics of E-Mail Solicitations From Predatory Nursing Journals and Publishers.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Predatory publishers solicit manuscripts through e-mail invitations to potential authors, with the goal of enticing authors to submit a manuscript to the journal. This descriptive study examined the characteristics of 206 e-mail invitations from predatory journals and publishers sent to faculty and students in a school of nursing over a 10-week period. Characteristics of these e-mails included use of flattering language, due dates for submissions close to the date of the e-mail sent, requests for general topics, and awkward phrases. However, many e-mails did not have characteristics that clearly identified them as coming from a predatory journal or publisher. Education on predatory publishing is needed for all nurse authors, specifically how to identify and confirm whether a journal is predatory or legitimate. J Contin Educ Nurs. 2018;49(4):171-177.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lewinski, AA; Oermann, MH

Published Date

  • April 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 49 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 171 - 177

PubMed ID

  • 29596704

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1938-2472

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-0124

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3928/00220124-20180320-07


  • eng