In the world of publishing for academic journals, certain “pseudo journals” exist. These journals are generated to look like a normal journal and possess average-looking articles but have essentially no peer review process. A lack of a peer review process is a major red flag, as peer review is an important indicator as to how selective a given journal is. For example, Nature has three peer reviewers that discuss every paper that’s submitted and give it a score. PLoS, a less cited journal, has only one peer reviewer, and is therefore a less selective journal. Pseudo journals appear to be legitimate journals, but only do so that they can charge a publishing fee. This fee is essentially for nothing since the fake journal really does not help to expose the paper to a larger audience, or any audience. Pseudo journals also go under the name “Predatory Publishers.” One such journal described on a research blog is called SCRIP, which stands for Science Research Publishing.