Below is our Predatory Publishing Policy, as outlined in our Terms of Service:
We do not endorse the practices of predatory publishing (Predatory Publishers). While we reserve the right to determine whether a Content Provider is a Predatory Publisher, a Predatory Publisher is, broadly, a publisher that charges publishing fees to authors, without providing legitimate publishing services. This may include not confirming the quality or accuracy of their Content, allowing fraudulent or misleading articles, or other practices that trick academic authors into paying to publish their articles with a publisher.
Before we allow Content Providers to host or index Content on our Platform, we may conduct a basic background check to ensure that they meet our standards. This may include but is not limited to:
If a Content Provider is deemed as a Predatory Publisher via our background check process, we may refuse any Content from being displayed, indexed or hosted on the Platform from that Content Provider at our absolute discretion. If the Content is already indexed or hosted on the Platform, we may remove it from the Platform at our absolute discretion.