Predatory Journals and Conferences. Just Say No!
Sewell, Kerry; Firnhaber, Gina; Kolasa, Kathryn M
This presentation was designed for dietetic and nutrition professionals to be able to: 1) Verbalize an understanding of the term predatory in relation to journals and conferences 2) List at least 3 criteria they can use to determine if a specific journal is a trustworthy place to submit a manuscript 3) List at least 3 criteria they can use to determine if a conference is legitimate or potentially predatory and 4) Understand how a health sciences librarian can help you decide if a journal or conference is trustworthy or predatory. Examples from dietetics and nutrition journals were used. Other tools for Identifying Quality journals were demonstrated.
The webinar was based in part on the following publication: Sewell, K. A., & Firnhaber, G. C. (2019). Predatory publishers and conference organizers: Just say no. Nutrition Today, 54(6), 261-270. doi:10.1097/NT.0000000000000384; as well as presentations delivered by Sewell to other ECU groups