Predatory Publishing (Med Comms SIG) - how to identify it, fight it, and how to develop predatory-safe practices - Thomas Schindler, Andrea Bucceri, Simon Linacre

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM


Please note this session is also open to non-members for a fee of €25

This is an interactive seminar with short introductory presentations and time for discussion of cases and questions from the audience. The seminar wants to provide information on predatory publishers, predatory journals, and predatory-safe practices. Topics to be covered are:

  • Origins of open access publishing and current landscape
  • Brief introduction on key elements of publication ethics (peer review; conflict of interest; duplicated publication; access to data, etc…) including GAPP3 and Good Practice for Conference Abstracts and Presentations (GPCAP)
  • Definition of predatory publishing, predatory journals, hijacked journals
  • Use of the checklist to identify predatory publishers, and the development of predatory-safe processes
  • Practical aspects are highlighted by the discussion of real cases and the sharing of approaches to avoid publication scams.

Participants are invited to share their experiences either in advance or at the session. In preparation, participants are encouraged to read the following article:

http://journal.emwa.org/trends-in-medical-writing/predatory-publishing-what-medical-communicators-need-to-know/article/4945/predatory-publishing-what-medical-communicators-need-to-know.pdf