The issue of “predatory” publishing is being addressed by a plenary panel at the UKSG Conference 2024.
The plenary panel featuring Katherine Stephan from Liverpool John Moores University/Think.Check.Submit., Rebecca Wojturska from the University of Edinburgh, and Cenyu Shen, the Deputy Head of Editorial (Quality) from DOAJ, promises an insightful discussion.
Katherine Stephan, a committee member of Think.Check.Submit., is experienced in helping researchers navigate the complex publishing landscape. Think.Check.Submit. has been instrumental in providing resources to help researchers identify trustworthy journals and publishers.
Rebecca Wojturska’s role as the Open Access Publishing Officer at the University of Edinburgh will shed light on how open access initiatives can be leveraged to combat predatory publishing and promote transparency.
Cenyu Shen’s contribution is significant, as the DOAJ plays a crucial role in maintaining a directory of reputable open access journals.
The discussion will address not only the problems associated with predatory publishing but also potential solutions. It will explore the role of publishers, the academic community, and researchers in minimizing the impact of predatory practices.
For attendees at the UKSG Conference 2024, this plenary panel promises to be a valuable opportunity to engage in a meaningful discussion on this critical issue.