Session Presented by the ACRL Science and Technology Section Hot Topics Discussion Group
This session will feature a panel of speakers focusing on the issue of predatory journals and how to assist faculty and students to decipher the good from the bad. As institutions embrace the concept of open access publishing as a solution to mandates to make research available, and to combat the rising cost of journal subscriptions, more open access journals are being launched every year. Most are honest attempts to meet these needs, but some are not. The discussion will explore the challenges faculty face as they try to navigate the realm of open access journals, decipher the credible from the untrustworthy, practical tips on recognizing the deceptive tactics and strategies used to prey upon researchers, and the misrepresentation and illusions of predatory journals. Participants will engage in roundtable discussions centered around these topics following speaker presentations.
ALA Unit/Subunit: ACRL_STS
Meeting Type: Discussion Group
Cost: Included with full conference registration.