We'd like to thank Linda Laskowski-Jones for her thoughtful editorial on predatory publishers (“Don't fall for predatory publishers,” Editorial, October 2017). As senior nursing students, we've conducted research and written scholarly papers throughout our nursing school career and heard limited information on this topic. This is a problem not only for those trying to get published, but also for all those researching and evaluating the literature. We understand that it's a challenge for RNs to decipher the quality of research, but it's even more difficult for nursing students to make this distinction. Including information on predatory publishers and source quality in the nursing curricula will help create nurses with a better understanding of evidence-based practice.
—ELAINE MAHON and MEGAN HARPER
Saint Louis, Mo.
Editor's note: For another warning about predatory practices, read Linda's December editorial on predatory conferences on page 6 of this issue.