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Pathways to scholarship series

Outline or Agenda

Publishing in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals remains a prime goal for academics because it is tied to promotion, tenure, and is important for your evaluation.  In this session you'll learn about the characteristics of predatory publishers and through a hands-on activity, you'll learn how to spot predatory journals.

Definition: "Predatory journals and publishers are entities that prioritize self-interest at the expense of scholarship and are characterized by false or misleading information, deviation from best editorial and publication practices, a lack of transparency, and/or the use of aggressive and indiscriminate solicitation practices." (Nature, 11 December 2019, https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-03759-y)

Learning Outcomes

At this workshop, you will understand what deceptive publishing is, and be able to identify signs of a deceptive publisher.

Pre-class videos, readings and exercises

View the following video: https://vimeo.com/151882443

 

In class activities and instruction

Post class assessment and course feedback

References/ additional readings

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