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Understanding and Avoiding Predatory Publishers

October 11, 2017 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Location:235 MacOdrum Library
Audience:Current Students

This workshop will examine what exactly a “predatory publisher” is in the academic world, why they exist, and why they should be avoided, and will provide some strategies for investigating a publisher or journal to see if it is reliable.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Define predatory publishing practices and characteristics, and activities which should raise suspicion
  • Understand why predatory publishing practices exist, and how they can be harmful for authors
  • Give examples of how to identify a publisher as reliable or predatory, and locate tools to do so

All graduate students are welcome. If you are a TA, this session counts toward voluntary paid training hours, provided that you are working as a TA in the term when the training takes place.

This workshop is hosted by the Library and facilitated by Pat Moore, Scholarly Communications Librarian.

Registration in advance is required. Please email David Lafferty if you’ve registered and can no longer attend the session.

Workshop Registration - Understanding and Avoiding Predatory Publishers F2017

October 11th, 12:00pm-1:00pm, ML 252.