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Open Access journals are a critical part of the current and future of the scholarly research/information landscape. However, in the past decade, the scientific community has faced a serious threat to its integrity and credibility with the rise of predatory journals. These journals manipulate and exploit the open access publishing model but omit the quality checks and editorial services that are routinely provided by legitimate journals, such as peer review, plagiarism detection, and verification of ethical approval of experiments. Although the descriptor “predatory” has been criticised for grossly conflating poor quality with misconduct and for simplistically classifying the scholarly publishing environment into bad and good (predatory or not), the term is now widely accepted to describe the phenomenon.
During this webinar, we will discuss this phenomenon with Franca Deriu and Andrea Manca from the University of Sassari, both authors of numerous research papers published in leading scientific journals - e.g., The Lancet, Nature, and The British Medical Journal. During this session, we will dedicate some time to Q&A that will be moderated by EBSCO’s Sara Earley.
What you will learn
- What predatory journal phenomenon is: how it was born and how it has evolved
- Some results of research conducted from 2017 to date, which seek to quantify the phenomenon and its geographic distribution
- Current initiatives to try to contain and solve the phenomenon
- Franca Deriu | Professor of Physiology at the Department of Biomedical Sciences of the University of Sassari
- Andrea Manca | Assistant Professor in Physiology at the Department of Biomedical Sciences of the University of Sassari
- Sara Earley | Senior Vice President, Research Databases