Midday at the Oasis: How Librarians and Information Professionals can make a difference in combating Predatory Publishers
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.
Oct 18, 2017
1:00PM - 2:00PM PT
Midday at the Oasis is a webinar series presented by the Pacific Southwest Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine on various topics of interest to health sciences librarians and others. Topics include National Library of Medicine resources, new trends in health care and librarianship, data management, mobile trends and other topics.
View previous presentations below or visit the NNLM PSR YouTube Channel!
One hour of MLA Continuing Education Credit is available for most sessions. To be eligible for CE credits, attendees must register in advance.
Typically held the third Wednesday of alternating months:
1-2PM (Pacific) | 4-5PM (Eastern) | 11AM-Noon (Hawaii) | 2-3PM (Arizona) | 10-11AM (American Samoa) | 7-8AM Thursday (Guam)