Detrimental practices in scholarly publishing (webinar) | May 6, 2022, 16.00

Webinar
Detrimental practices in scholarly publishing
May 6 2022, 16.00

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Open Access journals are a critical part of the current and future of the scholarly research/information landscape. However, in the past decade, the scientific community has faced a serious threat to its integrity and credibility with the rise of predatory journals. These journals manipulate and exploit the open access publishing model but omit the quality checks and editorial services that are routinely provided by legitimate journals, such as peer review, plagiarism detection, and verification of ethical approval of experiments. Although the descriptor “predatory” has been criticised for grossly conflating poor quality with misconduct and for simplistically classifying the scholarly publishing environment into bad and good (predatory or not), the term is now widely accepted to describe the phenomenon.

During this webinar, will be discussed this phenomenon with Franca Deriu and Andrea Manca from the University of Sassari, both authors of numerous research papers published in leading scientific journals - e.g., The LancetNature, and The British Medical Journal.

You will learn:

  • What predatory journal phenomenon is: how it was born and how it has evolved
  • Some results of research conducted from 2017 to date, which seek to quantify the phenomenon and its geographic distribution
  • Current initiatives to try to contain and solve the phenomenon

Speakers:

Franca Deriu
Professor of Physiology at the Department of Biomedical Sciences of the University of Sassari | After graduating with a degree in Medicine and Surgery, she obtained a PhD in Neurophysiology, and a clinical specialization in Neurology. She has also co-authored 120 scientific articles that have been published in international journals.

Andrea Manca
Assistant Professor in Physiology at the Department of Biomedical Sciences of the University of Sassari | After receiving a Master's Degree in Motor Science and Rehabilitation Science, he obtained a PhD in Physiology, Morphology and Pathophysiology of the Nervous System. He has also co-authored 70 scientific articles that have been published in international journals. 

Sara Earley
Senior Vice President, Research Databases | Sara and her team are responsible for developing new products and enhancements aligned to the needs of EBSCO’s customers and end-users. Sara joined EBSCO in 2011 and holds a degree in International Business from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.

Language:
English