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Tue 4 Apr 2017
11:00 - 12:00

Venue: 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 5

Provided by: Office of Scholarly Communication


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Perish Even if You Publish?: The Problem of ‘Predatory’ Publishers

Tue 4 Apr 2017


'Dear esteemed author…'

So-called predatory publishers regularly approach researchers via email to solicit manuscripts and conference papers. With the emphasis on publishing as a measure of academic success still strong it can be easy to give in to temptation and flattery but this can do more harm than good to a future career.

As part of our Librarian Toolkit series on helping researchers publish this session will look at the problem of predatory publishers using case studies. Attendees will be given tips on how to spot a predatory publisher or conference and the best advice to offer if one of their researchers has been approached.

Target audience
  • Cambridge University Librarians
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Tue 4 Apr 2017   11:00 - 12:00 11:00 - 12:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 5 map Claire Sewell
Topics covered
  • What are ‘predatory publishers’ and why are they a problem?
  • Tips to spot a predatory publisher
  • Predatory publishers and conferences
  • How to deal with an offer from a predatory publisher

One session of one hour

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Supporting Researchers in the 21st Century

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