Beware of Predatory Publishing Practices - Reminder!

Jul 12, 2019, 14:12 PM by Melodi Moore
Predatory Publishing

Predatory publishing practices are unethical initiatives that are being partially fed by the combined necessity to publish and the advent of the open access initiative. Many scholars of various disciplines are solicited to submit manuscripts to journals that tout large impact and open access to a wide audience while charging high article processing fees. Unfortunately, these journals are often not reputable nor findable. Submitting to these predatory journals means that other scholars cannot benefit from the work, and the author will not receive any meaningful metrics or be able to re-publish the work elsewhere. This practice also extends to predatory conferences, too. Conferences in enticing locations invite professionals to present for large fees, but do not provide a worthwhile, enriching meeting in return.

After the presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the history and development of predatory publishing and conferences.
  • Recognize predatory practices
  • Distinguish between legitimate open access journals and phishing attempts.
  • Identify markers of potentially predatory emails, journal websites, conferences and publication offers.
  •  Confidently judge the potential value of these unrequested solicitations.

Date:            Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Time:            10:30am - 11:30am
Location:      Research Building 6, Room 1.108 (in Testing Center)
Instructor:     Anne Howard

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