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Part four of the conversation between Dr. Donald Samulack, President US Operations, Editage, Cactus Communications, in conversation with Dr. Anne Woods, Chief Nursing Officer at WKH, and Shawn Kennedy, Editor in Chief, American Journal of Nursing
Here, the discussion centers on predatory publishers, journals, service providers, and conferences. Shawn talks about her experience receiving authorship invitations from predatory journals and adds that the open access model also played a part in increasing the number of predatory publishers. Dr. Samulack talks about how the emergence of predatory publishers had eroded the trust underlying research publishing and how authors should be guarded when publishing. Shawn states that the best thing to do is to seek out a university librarian to identify the right journal. She also shares some useful tips for identifying predatory journals or conferences.
View other parts in the series:
- Part 1: 5 Unethical publication practices journal editors hate to see
- Part 2: What every journal editor expects an author to do
- Part 3: 5 Unethical publication practices journal editors hate to see
- Part 5: Ethics of authorship from a journal editor's perspective