Now available are the questions and answers from the June UKSG webinar about avoiding predatory publishers. The webinar was presented by Katherine Stephan, the Researcher Engagement Librarian at Liverpool John Moores University. Katherine provided practical examples of how she has used the principles of Think. Check. Submit. when helping researchers think about where to publish. She gave examples of how lack of due diligence has led to some difficulties with invoices from predatory publishers, and how this can be avoided in the future.
Questions and answers
Webinar participants raised a wide range of questions. These include:
- What do you advise to researchers who mistakenly published in a predatory journal?
- What is the rights retention policy?
- Are some areas of research (e.g., science) more likely to have predatory publishers than others (e.g., arts)?
- Some journals claim to be indexed in DOAJ. How can you confirm these indexing claims are true?
- Do you make students aware of predatory publishers?
The Q&A document is now available from the UKSG website. These questions and their answers will be helpful to everyone engaged in supporting researchers in identifying trusted journals.
Register for webinar recording
If you missed the webinar, you may still register for the recording of the webinar by visiting the GoToWebinar site.