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What is a "predatory journal"? How do I find out if a journal I want to publish in is "predatory"?
Predatory publishing is a relatively recent phenomenon that seems to be exploiting some key features of the open access publishing model. It is sustained by collecting APCs [Author Processing Charges] that are far less than those found in presumably legitimate open access journals and which are not always apparent to authors prior to article submission.
Here's a recent article that will help answer this question:
Non-Western and/or non-English journals are hugely underrepresented in our current scholarly indexes
The scholarly publishing infrastructure demands journals be Open and English to be noticed, but non-Western and/or non-English journals may be labeled as predatory as they struggle to fulfill such demands.