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Predatory publishing is a growing phenomenon in the scholarly communications landscape. Predatory publishers are those who exploit pay-to-publish business models to profit from publication fees, while deviating from best practice in editorial policy, peer review and editing. With ongoing pressure on researchers to publish articles to further their career, combined with a complex and rapidly changing publishing landscape, predatory publishing has become widespread. Predatory publishers regularly contact PhD students and academic researchers directly via email to solicit manuscripts. While it can be tempting to give in to flattery, it is unlikely that these publishers will provide the best home for your research and often offer little academic reward.
As well as providing information for those publishing papers during their studies, this session will provide advice about searching for scholarly publications from reputable journals.
If you have ever been approached by a publisher you’re not sure of, and want to learn more about how to spot a potential predator, or if you are just interested in learning more about this topic, then please come and join us for this Skills Boost session. You will learn more about predatory publishing, why it can be a problem, and how you can identify and avoid predatory publications.
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