It is not uncommon for some publishers to solicit manuscripts or journal articles either by contacting recent graduates directly or putting out a “call for papers." While most publishers are legitimate, some are considered predatory, and their offers are often scams.

Consider the following information when determining the legitimacy of a solicitation.

Theses, Dissertations and Reports

Upon receiving a solicitation to publish your thesis, dissertation, or report as a book, it is best to consider the following:

Journal Articles

In some fields the preferred method of disseminating research is to divide and revise a dissertation or thesis into multiple journal articles. Upon receiving a solicitation to publish an article through a journal, it is best to consider the following points: