Title: Fake Journals and Conferences: What to Know about the Faux

Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Time: 12:30pm – 2:00pm

Speaker: Jill Cirasella, Associate Librarian for Public Services & Scholarly Communication (Graduate Center)

Abstract: As a researcher, you are eager to publish your work in journals and present at conferences. But don’t let your eagerness allow you to be fooled by fake (often called “predatory”) journals or conferences. These low-quality outlets exist for the sole purpose of profit, not for the dissemination of peer-reviewed research. Indeed, they frequently lie about their peer review practices and engage in other forms of deceit. Come learn how to spot these bad actors, and how to critically evaluate any journal or conference before submitting a paper or proposal.

Background of Speaker: Jill Cirasella is the Graduate Center’s Associate Librarian for Public Services & Scholarly Communication. In this position, she oversees reference, instruction, outreach, circulation, interlibrary loan, and scholarly communication services. Her research focus is scholarly communication, broadly construed: her projects include anxieties surrounding open access, attitudes about practice-based library literature, and the professional experiences of hard-of-hearing librarians. She serves on the boards of three open access journals, including the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, and is driven by a commitment to open scholarship.