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Author Beware: Tips for Spotting Predatory Journals and Conferences
February 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
With the exponential rise in new journals and websites, it can be harder than ever to tell whether a publisher or organization is legitimate. When you’re under pressure to publish and you just got an email soliciting submissions from a journal you’ve never heard of, what should you do? Is it an automatic red flag if a journal is internationally based or charges a publication fee? What if you hear conflicting information?
By the end of the session, you will be able to:
- Define predatory publishing
- Identify potential “red flags” indicating predatory publishing practices
- Use a variety of resources and techniques to vet an unfamiliar journal or conference and make an informed decision about whether to publish or present there