How To Spot a Predatory Publisher

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Course Overview

This course is for PhD students and researchers who are interested in publishing their academic research in authoritative publishing venues.

Predatory publishers are a growing phenomenon in the world of academic publishing. This session will demonstrate how predatory publishers perpetuate bad research as well as exploiting the Open Access publishing model.


By the end of this session you will:

  • Have an understanding of what is a ‘predatory publisher’
  • Learn about why predatory publishers are a problem
  • Be aware of the factors that can be used to assess an individual publisher
  • Explored examples of predatory publishers
Aimed At

Early Career Researchers, Post Docs, Research Staff

* Postgraduate Researchers are eligible to attend but must book through


07 April 2020 1000-1100

Facilitator Laurian Williamson. Head of Research Services. Provides specialist expertise in the area of open scholarship, including the management of research data, open access publishing, bibliometrics, and researcher development. It leads researcher stakeholder engagement across the entire research lifecycle.
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