Navigating the publishing landscape: Nuances of open access and “predatory” publishing
Description: This session will demystify the changing landscape of scholarly publishing, in particular, the rise of open access and “predatory” publishing. Predatory publishing is a term often used to describe journal publishers who engage in unethical or deceptive practices in order to make a profit. Alongside obvious publishing scams, emerging practices of established publishers, such as cascading and mirror journals, are also generating confusion and questions from both librarians and authors. Using a “train the trainer” model, attendees will learn to navigate this nuanced landscape of scholarly communication.
1. Recognize and develop strategies for navigating the changing publishing landscape
2. Understand how to evaluate journals for quality and legitimacy
3. Support your patrons in their publication decisions
Erica Brody is a Research and Education Librarian at Virginia Commonwealth University, serving as the library’s liaison to the School of Dentistry since 2017. She holds a master's in public health from Emory University in addition to a master's in library science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ms. Brody has presented this topic to dental educators and researchers at the annual meeting of the American Dental Education Association. Her experience includes work in library and clinical settings, the CDC and EPA, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and RTI International.
Hillary Miller is the Scholarly Communications Librarian at Virginia Commonwealth University. In this role, she expands the university community’s understanding of scholarly publishing, open access, open educational resources, copyright, research dissemination, and research impact. She holds a master’s in library science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Sep 17, 2019
2:00PM - 3:00PM ET
SEAside is an alternate webinar series from the Network of the National Library of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (NNLM SEA) to promote educational opportunities that occur infrequently and are in addition to the Beyond the SEA webinar series. Speakers cover different topics of interest to health science librarians, health care practitioners, librarians, and other health focused groups in the region. Topics include new and updated National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources, RML Awardee presentations on their research and outreach programs, Disaster Resources, Electronic Health Records, and many others related to health science and health care. All sessions are online webinars using WebEx, which allows for live phone conversation and online chat. SEAside webinars are held infrequently and are based on the availability of specific speakers who may not be able to present during the Beyond the SEA webinar series. Sessions are generally held at 2PM (ET) and last an hour. Sessions are recorded, closed captioned, and made available for later viewing.
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