Predatory journals?

There are plenty of so-called predatory journals out there. The libarian Beall (famous for his list of predatory journals) explains it all to you in a Q&A with helpful links at the Chronicle of Higher Education Brainstorm Blog.

Compare it with the opposite end of the world of publishing, the ERC gate-keeping initiative ERIH, listing approved journals only (for Humanities and Social Sciences, formerly ranked, but now not anymore).

But some good journals might not be listed at the ERIH and wrongly listed as predatory journal. A critical stance and common sense, together with some critical thoughts and recommendations from Declan Butler will help you through the jungle.

Maria Kronfeldner


Welcome to the homepage of the Central European University’s Philosophy Research & Publish Lab. This Lab – existing in real life and virtually – aims to transmit skills for philosophy, knowledge on how to do philosophy in an explorative manner.

Here you can find information about the Lab’s aims and history, information about its ongoing activities, and access to┬áresources. The section ‘resources for students‘ includes individual handouts for topics in research, writing and revising, and publishing. The section ‘resources for lecturers‘ includes our Research & Publication Handbook, complete with handouts for delivering┬áresearch & publication sessions in a graduate philosophy course.

In what follows, you can find a number of blog posts on a range of topics concerning current trends and issues in academic research, writing, and publishing, produced by members of the Lab or by guest authors.