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How to Avoid Predatory Publishers

Professional Development & Learning Series

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Professional Development Opportunities

Date: July 28, 2020

Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Tuesday July 28, 2020, 1:30pm – 3:00pm EDT

How to Avoid Predatory Publishers (60min + Q&A)

Over the past 10-15 years, so-called predatory publishers have become a major problem for researchers. These unscrupulous publishers take advantage of the open access publishing model in order to collect large fees from authors while providing little, if any, peer review or copy editing. This session will provide tips on how to identify and avoid predatory publishers.

Presenter: Michael White is the librarian for research services in the Engineering & Science Library and the liaison librarian for the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics, and Astronomy (Queen’s University). Prior to joining Queen’s in 2005, he worked as a librarian at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, an engineering librarian at the University of Maine at Orono, and a science librarian at Loyola University Chicago. He earned an MLIS from the University of Michigan and BAH in history from Boston University. His research interests include bibliometrics, the history of science and engineering libraries, and patent information. He is a member of a number of professional organizations including the American Society for Engineering Education, Special Libraries Association, and Association of College and Research Libraries.