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Scholarship@Dal Libraries - Avoiding Predatory Publishers

Scholarship@Dal Libraries - Avoiding Predatory Publishers

Melissa R

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
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Melissa Helwig



W.K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library
Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building
5850 College Street
Halifax, NS

My office is located on the 2nd floor of the Collaborative Health Education Building


Email: helwig@dal.ca

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