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Predatory Journals Workshop

Predatory Journals Workshop

In honor of Open Access Week in October, Dr.Thomas Arruda and Olga Verbeek will be hosting a workshop to help the Salve community identify predatory publishers and avoid submitting their work to questionable journals

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
4:00pm - 5:00pm
E-Classroom (McKillop 106)
Library Program

There are now an estimated 8,000 predatory journals collectively publishing more than 400,000 research studies each year (Cobey, 2017). These journals offer to rapidly publish research findings at a lower cost  (often as open-access) than legitimate journals, but do not provide quality controls such as peer-review.  In this workshop we will explore the make-up of these predatory journals and learn how to distinguish between these and legitimate peer-reviewed open access journals.

Cobey, K. (2017). Illegitimate journals scam even senior scientists. Nature 549 (7 September), 7.

Thomas Arruda, assistant professor in chemistry  has a B.S. in chemistry, University of Massachusetts and a Ph.D. in chemistry, Northeastern University.

Olga Verbeek, associate director of  collection services and information technology, received a B.Sc. in honours marine biology, University of Guelph and a M.S. in computer science and a M.S.L.I.S. in library and information studies, University of Rhode Island.

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