There have never been so many journals in which one may publish their research. Unfortunately, the majority of journals have little integrity and their business is not about sharing science but rather, to generate income from unsuspecting authors. The now defunct Beall list for predatory journals was an important reference for researchers to asssist authors in identifying which journals should be avoided. The Urology Green List has been established as a new reference site assisting urology researchers to know which journals are safe to publish in. It is possible that a journal will not be on the list if it is new and in the process of establishing a track record. If a journal is not on the Urology Green List, then it is recommended that you seek advice from senior colleagues before making any submission to that journal. If you feel that there is a journal that should be on the Urology Green List, please contact us with your suggestion as well as the reasons behind your recommendation for inclusion.
A number of factors are considered when placing a journal on to the Urology Green List. These may include:- Association with a recognised professional organisation Reputable publisher Indexing Transparent manuscript submission and peer review process Membership or affiliation with COPE Reputable editorial board Some red flags, amongst many, for journals that are questionable for predatory … More What it takes to get onto the Urology Green List.