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Open Science Göttingen Meet-up on 22 March 2022

Journal policies & practices: The good, the bad and the in-between

Scholarly publishing is haunted by some persistent issues, including journals and publishers preying on researchers with fast track but poor quality publication services – which have been called out as predatory, fake or questionable practices. Almost anyone who has published in scholarly journals is regularly chased by journals and publishers for the submission of papers or to conduct a peer review – some of these may match your profile and look professional, while many others are just spamming your inbox.

In such a such a landscape it can be a challenge to choose a trustworthy and high-quality publication outlet for your work. In this session, definitions and criteria will be explored which aim to provide guidance and orientation for separating the grain from the chaff, from the perspective of authors, editors and other stakeholders.

Join for a discussion on the good, the bad and the in-between of journal quality, and bring your examples, including cases where you may be in doubt.


Venue: Video conference (BBB/Zoom)
Date: Monday, 22 March 2022
Hour: 13.00-16.00 o’clock
Registration: coming soon – check Link below

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