Issue February 2024

Books and Chapters

We've updated our checklist for Books and Chapters

Just like authors who aim to get their work published in journals, those seeking to publish a book or a chapter often face similar issues.
Sofie Wennström of LIBER said: “Librarians are often asked for advice about trustworthy publishing outlets. This extension of the Think. Check. Submit. checklist includes solid recommendations for how to choose a publisher for books. It is a welcome addition to the resources a librarian can use when advising as it is evident that the book publishing market may offer as many, if not more, pitfalls as journal publishing. We are happy that Think. Check. Submit. offers an opportunity to avoid some of those obstacles.”

This Month...


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There is No List (How) Can We Combat "Predatory Publishers?

If you are attending the UKSG Conference 2024, come and join the discussion about what publishers, our community and researchers can do to help minimize the impact of predatory publishers.

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Resource of the month

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Copyright and Licensing

It is crucial to closely review the terms of a publishing agreement specifically related to open access, such as copyright retention and the type of open license.

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What we are reading

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A conundrum for systematic reviewers

This article by Danielle Pollock and colleagues discusses how predatory journals and their practices present a conundrum for systematics reviewers of health research.

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Other news...

New translations

This month, we would like to extend our special thanks to Dr. Kazuki IDE and Dr. Takeo NAKAYAMA for updating the Japanese translation of the check list for journals. We would also like to thank Aleksandar Djukic for translating the checklist for journals into Serbian (Cyrillic) and Serbian (Latin).

Now our journal checklist is translated into 46 languages and our books and chapters checklist is translated into 20 languages. If your local language is missing, and you could do a translation, please do contact us at

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