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Predatory publishing

Identify (and avoid) predatory journals and conferences


Goal: Getting an understanding of "Predatory Journals" and "Predatory Conferences" ; Knowing the consequences of publishing in a Predatory Journal ; Being able to identify a Predatory Journal

Description: Predatory Journals and Conferences, with their suspicious methods and venal motivations, represent a hazard to scientific literature, to science integrity itself, and to scientists’ reputation. This course will give an overview of these questions, as well as presenting some tools to help you identify predatory journals and conferences and protect yourself against them.

Public: Researchers, teachers, PhD students, postdocs, administrative and technical staff of the UNIGE

Prerequisite: none


  • 45 min.
  • online, using Zoom
  • in English if necessary

Program: What are Predatory Journals and Predatory Conferences ; What are the consequences of publishing in a Predatory Journal; Tools and checklist to identify and avoid them

Subjects: Predatory Journals Editors, Predatory Conferences, Article Publication Charges, Open Access, Article publication