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Wed 18 Sep 2019
12:00 - 13:00

Venue: Office of Scholarly Communication Online Webinar

Provided by: Office of Scholarly Communication


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Publish and Perish? : How to Spot a Predatory Publisher (for librarians)

Wed 18 Sep 2019


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 whether these publishers are a problem, how to spot a potential problem publisher or conference and the best advice to offer researchers if they are approached.

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

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Wed 18 Sep   12:00 - 13:00 12:00 - 13:00 Office of Scholarly Communication Online Webinar Claire Sewell
Topics covered
  • What is a predatory publisher?
  • Are they really a problem?
  • How to evaluate a potential journal or conference
  • To understand the problem of predatory publishers and how they can impact researchers
  • To learn how to assess a potential publisher or conference
  • 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


One 45 minute webinar with time for questions


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