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Predatory Publishing: Videos

Introduction to Predatory Publishing

This video will premiere on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 12:00pm.

This webinar is part of the Get Yourself Published, Promote Your Research webinar series from the Himmelfarb Library Scholarly Communication Committee. These webinars are publically available and licensed under a Creative Commons license, although some resources discussed in this series are only available to faculty, staff and students with access Himmelfarb Library resources.

Predatory Publishing: What You Don't Know, Can Hurt You!

Himmelfarb Library. (2017, March 30). Predatory publishing: What you don't know, can hurt you!" Retrieved from

Ruth Bueter, Serials Librarian at Himmelfarb Library, and Tamara Ritsema, Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies discuss techniques that predatory publishers use to target faculty and students looking to get published, and what you can do if you are solicited by a questionable publisher.

How to Spot a Predatory Publisher

Cambridge University Library. (2017, October 20). Webinar: How to spot a predatory publisher. Retrieved from

Can You Spot a Fake? The Trends of Fake Peer Reviews

COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics). (2017, December 19). Can you spot a fake? Retrieved from

Allison McCook, Retraction Watch presents at COPE's North American Seminar in 2016.

8 Ways to Identify a Questionable Open Access Journal

AJE - American Journal Experts (2018, January 4). 8 ways to identify a questionable open access journal. Retrieved from

What Are Predatory Publishers?

University of Manitoba Libraries. (2016, June 16). What are predatory publishers? Retrieved from

Authors Beware: How to Avoid Falling Prey to Predatory Journals and Bogus Conferences

Editage Insights. (2016, December 15). Authors beware: How to avoid falling prey to predatory journals and bogus conferences. Retrieved from

Dr. Donald Samulack, President of US Operations, Editage, Cactus Communications in conversation with Dr. Anne Woods, Chief Nursing Officer at WKH, and Shawn Kennedy, Editor in Chief, American Journal of Nursing.

All About Predatory Publishing: Charleston Conference 2017

CharlestonConference. (2017, December 9). All about predatory publishing: Need for librarians & publishers to better inform authors. Retrieved from


Librarians & Predatory Publishers

National Network of Libraries on Medicine (NNLM). (2017, October 31). Librarians & predatory publishers: Midday at the Oasis. Retrieved from

Linda Murphy, Health Science Librarian at UC Irvine and Dr. Mark Langdorf, Editor-In-Chief, Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health discuss growing concerns with open access publishing and what librarians can do to combat predatory publishers.

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