Scholarship@Dal Libraries - Avoiding Predatory Publishers
Have you ever been invited to publish in a journal or by a publisher you’ve never heard of, possibly one that is not even related to your field of research? Bad news: those flattering messages probably come from a publisher preying on your hard work. Predatory publishers disguise themselves as legitimate academic journals and book publishers. However, they do not uphold a rigorous peer review process and high standards for scholarship - they just want to take your money.
By the end of this session, participants will:
- Recognize common characteristics of predatory publishers
- Appreciate the differences between predatory and legitimate publishing practices
- Make informed decisions about where to submit their work
Melissa Rothfus is the Scholarly Communications librarian for Dalhousie Libraries. She has experience in issues related to research impact, bibliometrics, and scholarly identity. Beyond Scholarly Communications she also serves as the liaison librarian to the School of Nursing at Dalhousie.
Related LibGuide: Scholarship @ Dal Libraries Series by Melissa Helwig
- Wednesday, April 17, 2019
- 12:00pm - 1:00pm