Workshop: Understanding and Avoiding Predatory Publishing


Workshop: Understanding and Avoiding Predatory Publishing

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March 20, 2018, 12:00 to: 13:00
Apotex Centre (Room 164) 750 McDermot Avenue Winnipeg Manitoba R3E 0T5
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Workshop: Understanding and Avoiding Predatory Publishing

Team: Events, Training & News

Location: Apotex Centre (Room 164) 750 McDermot Avenue Winnipeg Manitoba R3E 0T5

March 20, 2018, 12:00 to: 13:00

Description


Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA) Winnipeg

Understanding and Avoiding Predatory Publishing

This session will examine what exactly a “predatory publisher” is in the academic world, why they exist, why they should be avoided, and provide some strategies for evaluating publishers. Predatory publishers will be contrasted to publishers using the open access model to facilitate access to scientific research and scholarly communication.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Define predatory publishing practices and characteristics and identify activities which should raise suspicion
  • Understand why predatory publishing practices exist and how they can be harmful for authors
  • Employ strategies and tools for identifying a publisher as reliable or predatory particularly as it relates to the health sciences

Presenters:

 

Janet Rothney has a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from McGill University and a diploma in Educational Technology from the University of British Columbia. Janet is an Assistant Library with the University of Manitoba Libraries and an Adjunct Professor in the College of Dentistry, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, as well as a member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals. Her research interests include teaching and learning best practices in the health professions, technology supports for teaching and information literacy skills development. She has also collaborated with a number of research teams to produce scoping and systematic reviews on a range of health topics including primary prevention strategies.

 

Tania Gottschalk has master’s degrees in Library and Information Science and Educational Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is currently working on an MBA through Athabasca University. Tania is an Associate Librarian with the University of Manitoba Libraries and a Lecturer in the Max Rady College of Medicine. She has worked as a health sciences librarian with the UM for over 20 years providing high quality, customer focused information services, training, and research support to healthcare professionals and students in a variety of settings including the UM, area hospitals, Corporate Office of the WRHA and WRHA long-term car. Her current research interests include best practices for teaching evidence-based practice and information literacy, effective use of mobile applications in health, teaching and learning with technology, and approaches to systematic review searching and services.

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Location: 750 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada