Briscoe Librarians on Predatory Publishing

Librarians Emme Lopez and Chris Gaspard published an article entitled, “Predatory publishing and the academic librarian: Developing tools to make decisions” in the Jan-Mar issue of Medical Reference Services Quarterly. Confusion exists around identifying trustworthy journals, especially those without the benefit of name recognition. Authors often turn to their librarian for help determining whether a journal is potentially predatory. Academic librarians need to be prepared with tools to help review potential publishing outlets and facilitate decision-making for authors. While the tools outlined in the publication are intended for academic librarians in the health sciences, they may be adapted and used more broadly.

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