Thursday 26 October 2017 10:00am to 11:30am
Graduate School

There are currently approximately 28,000 journals publishing 1.5 million papers annually. Although the majority of new journals are legitimate, the credentials of some are questionable. Such journals and publishers are referred to as 'predatory'. They commonly send spam emails to potential authors, solicit submissions and request payment of article processing charges, but lack academic rigour or credibility.

Researchers, including RHD students, should be wary of approaches by email or letter from unfamiliar publishers, asking for books, articles or conference papers for publication, or for participation as an editor, or editorial board member.

UQ Library is holding an information session to provide students and staff information about 'predatory publishing' and what to look out for. 


The presenters for this session are Elena Danilova and Helen Woodman from Scholarly Communication and Respository Services at the UQ Library.  They provide:

  • Publishing advice
  • Open access advice, training and support
  • Digital publishing initiatives
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Career Focus: 
Knowledge Transfer and Strategy
Professional Skills