“Predatory” Publishing: Addressing Bias and Avoiding Pitfalls Online
“Predatory” publishing, especially in the health sciences, is an ongoing concern and it is essential for researchers to be able to recognize deceptive publishing practices. It is important, though, not to oversimplify what constitutes predatory practices. While using tools like “blocked” or “approved” lists helps researchers avoid predatory publishers, these lists can reinforce power dynamics that exclude marginalized, non-western viewpoints. Come to this session to learn how to balance publishing in high quality open access journals while staying aware of the biases in scholarly publishing. This event is geared towards researchers but is open to all.
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Organized in collaboration with the libraries at Temple University, the University of California at Irvine, and the University of California at San Diego, as part of UCSF's 2020 Open Access Week celebrations.
Following this session, participants will be able to:
1. Identify the characteristics of deceptive publishing practices in order to avoid their tactics.
2. Understand the inherent and hidden biases in the publication industry in order to challenge their own assumptions.
3. Differentiate the limitations of simplistic lists of deceptive journals and publishers.
4. Assess publishing venues using reliable criteria and resources while avoiding bias.
Related LibGuide: Open Access Publishing Fund by Anneliese Taylor
- Tuesday, Oct 20 2020
- 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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- Pacific Time - US & Canada (change)
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