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Predatory journals that pretended to resemble refereed journals but are used for money-making purposes. Predatory publishers produce less quality scientific and research papers; it is a severe academic threat in scientific publications. Researchers are ensuring the quality of the journal and peer-reviewing process before submitting the manuscript. This paper aims to know the Indian Library and Information Science faculties awareness and knowledge about Predatory journals. To this study, 67 LIS (Library and Information Science) faculties took part, and they are working as Assistant Professors (67.2%), Associate Professors (16.4%) and Professors (16.4%) of various states (31.3%) and central universities (68.7%) in India. The study results found 89.6% of faculty knew the term Predatory, 80.6% knew how to identify the predatory, most of them knew differing predatory, 92.5% of respondents were aware of the open access system, and most of them knew legitimate journals. The study's findings revealed LIS faculties knew predatory journals publish a high number of low-quality papers without proper peer review. The T value is -13.22, and the faculty members' opinions based on self-awareness of publishing papers have a significant highest mean value of 3.71.