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Tue 24 Oct 2017
14:00 - 15:00

Venue: Office of Scholarly Communication Online Webinar

Provided by: Office of Scholarly Communication


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How to Spot a Predatory Publisher (Webinar for Librarians)

Tue 24 Oct 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.

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 only

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Tue 24 Oct 2017   14:00 - 15:00 14:00 - 15:00 Office of Scholarly Communication Online Webinar Claire Sewell
Topics covered
  • What is a predatory publisher?
  • Why are they a problem?
  • Practical case studies
  • How to spot a predatory publisher
  • To understand the problem of predatory publishers and how they can impact researchers
  • To learn how to assess a potential publisher
  • To be able to advise the research community on how to avoid problems with predatory publishers


System requirements

Attendees will need access to a device with access to the internet and sound

  • A recording of the webinar will be made available to those registered after the event
  • At present this webinar is for Cambridge library staff only
  • Joining instructions will be issued to attendees prior to the event

One hour webinar with time for questions

Supporting Researchers in the 21st Century

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