Scholarly Communication, Predatory Publishing, Publishing, Open Access
In today’s academic publishing environment, open access journals have become an increasingly common venue for faculty and students, to publish scholarly research. However, this publishing model often prompts many issues and concerns -- one of which is predatory (or, deceptive) publishing practices. These publishers rely on a variety of strategies and deceptive tactics to give the illusion that they are credible and high quality. With this in mind, it is often difficult for faculty and students to distinguish between a credible open access journal and a predatory one. This presentation will provide practical tips on how to facilitate information about predatory publishing practices to faculty and students, with an emphasis on STM disciplines. It will include case studies from the University of Central Florida, including collaborative efforts from STM Subject Librarians and the Scholarly Communication Librarian.
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Norris, Sarah A., "Predatory & Deceptive Publishing Pitfalls and Practical Tips: Helping Faculty & Students to Identify & Avoid Questionable Publishing Practices" (2019). Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works. 763.