"Alongside many reputable journals, a number of pay-to-publish, vanity journals have appeared in recent years. Much like any other online scamming scheme, their primary goal is to dupe the unsuspecting author into paying fees to publish in their journal... Some academic authors are being duped by submitting their research outputs to be published in these vanity journals. This can have a damaging effect on the reputation of the both the researcher and the institution." - Rosarie Coughlan
Have you received an unsolicited invitation to submit an article to a publication you don't know and have never heard of? Proceed with caution!