Predatory Publishing

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

This seminar provides information on predatory publishing and predatory-safe medical writing practices. Practical aspects are highlighted by discussing real cases and sharing of approaches to avoid publication scams. Topics to be covered are:
• Origins of open access publishing and current landscape
• Key elements of publication ethics (peer review; conflict of interest; etc…) including Good Publication Practice
• Definition of predatory publishing, predatory journals, hijacked journals
• Presentation and introduction of checklists to identify predatory publishers
• Advice to develop predatory-safe medical writing processes
• The recent spread of predatory conferences and the rise of predatory medical communication agencies (med-comms)

Participants are invited to share their experiences either in advance or at the session. In preparation, participants are encouraged to read the following article: