When: Wednesday, Jan 30 | 9:00 am - 10:15 am

Location: MTCC 206C

Days: Wednesday. Event Types: Session. Sectors: Academic Libraries. Subjects: Academic, Partnerships, and Research.


Deceptive publishers threaten the scientific record, as well as the reputations of the researchers who submit articles to predatory journals. With the shared goal of giving the university community the tools to think critically and evaluate these publishers, the library partnered with the office of research and innovation. The output was not a journal whitelist or blacklist, but a journal assessment checklist where the content, integrated with color and layout, created a visual pathway of primary and secondary criteria for journal selection decision-making. Deceptive publishing is pervasive and growing problem which affects all disciplines. Many librarians are already creating guides and providing consultations regarding journal selection and publication practices. It is becoming increasingly more difficult to distinguish between legitimate and deceptive journals. Attendees will learn how faculty and librarians can collaborate in a nimble and agile way to address a problem impacting the academic and broader community.