Workshop | Predatory publishing: What is it and how to avoid it


Thomson House 3650 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 1Y2, CA

A January 2017 article in University Affairs wrote “Beware! Academics are getting reeled in scam journals”. The article highlighted some of the common fears and concerns surrounding publishing in today’s academic landscape.

This leads many graduate students and faculty to wonder: how can you tell what’s a credible publication or conference? Is this a legitimate solicitation to publish my thesis or a scam? This workshop will discuss predatory publishing, how to identify a legitimate publisher, what resources are available to help researchers on-campus as well as the common myths and perceptions surrounding Open Access.

In this workshop, Mylène Pinard and Alex Kohn (McGill Library team) will present us with strategies to detect and avoid predatory journals. There will be also a time reserved for Q&A and open discussion on the topic.

This event is open to everyone. Snacks and coffee will be provided.

Click here to register.

Presented by the Post Graduate Students' Society (PGSS) and Association of Postdoctoral Fellows (APF) executives in collaboration with the McGill Library.

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