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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

Date:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Time:
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location:
E-Classroom (McKillop 106)
Categories:
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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