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Issues in Predatory Publishing

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: Countway Library, Lahey Room, 5th floor

Presenter: Carrie Price, MLS, Clinical Informationist, Welch Medical Library, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Presentation Summary: Helping potential authors understand the murky waters of Open Access and Scholarly Communication is becoming a necessary task. By providing relevant support, librarians can assist people in making the right decisions about where to publish so that they don’t become victims of fraudulent publishers, or worse, tarnish their academic reputation. In this webinar, hear about one librarian’s struggle to empower researchers to go forth with their journal submissions without falling prey to opportunistic and predatory publishers. Tools discussed can assist researchers and potential authors with evaluating journal quality, selecting the appropriate journal for their research, and knowing their rights as authors. Discussion will center around the benefits and pitfalls of these tools, how to empower authors to make the right decisions through instruction and information dissemination, and what this kind of support might look like going forward.

Presenter Bio: Carrie Price is a Clinical Informationist at the Welch Medical Library at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Her primary work involves providing reference and support to Allergy & Clinical Immunology, Geriatrics & Gerontology, Nursing, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Urology, the Kennedy Krieger Institute, and the Master of Education in the Health Professions program. She also serves as an Information Specialist for the Cochrane Urology Group, a member of the Welch Library Assessment Committee, and a member of the Outcomes After Critical Illness and Surgery (OACIS) Group. Carrie enjoys her work as a medical librarian because it allows for lifelong learning and fosters relationships at every point of the healthcare delivery spectrum.