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How Librarians and Information Professionals can make a difference in combating Predatory Publishers

Class Details

Traditionally, librarians were the sophisticated gatekeepers to scientific information and advised researchers and readers regarding mainstream journals. With the rapid and continuous rise of open access (OA) medical publishing and the pressure for researchers to publish, the paradigm has shifted.

While subscription-based publishing does not charge authors for article processing, OA does. Motivated by financial gain, the door has opened for “predatory” publishers to charge authors substantial fees without providing the editorial and publishing services associated with legitimate journals. Meanwhile, the number of hijacked journals (stealing the identity of leading journals in the fields) continues to rise. This has created a challenge for even librarians and information professionals to discriminate between predatory and legitimate OA publishers and journals.

In this webinar, the speakers, Dr. Mark Langdorf, Editor-In-Chief, Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health and Linda Murphy, Health Science Librarian, will discuss the growing concerns of OA publishing and what actions librarians and information professionals can take in combating predatory publishers. Participants will learn the best practices and tools to:

  • Become familiar with different open access publishing models.
  • Gain awareness and guidance in spotting predatory journals and publishers.
  • Work collaboratively to promote legitimate Open Access.

Presentation Slides

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Region/Office: National
Oct 18, 2017
1:00PM - 2:00PM PT
Kay Deeney, MLS, AHIP, Education & Outreach Librarian

Class Overview

Midday at the Oasis is a webinar series hosted by PSR on various topics of interest such as NLM resources, new trends in health care and librarianship, data management and other topics. Visit the Midday at the Oasis YouTube Playlist for a full list of past presentations!  

Date: Third Wednesday every other month
Time: 1-2PM (Pacific) | 1-2PM (Arizona) | 2-3PM (Mountain) | 3-4PM (Central) | 4-5PM (Eastern) | 10-11AM (Hawaii) | 6-7AM Thursday (Guam)