Predatory journals and conferences: what are they and how to avoid them? with Dulce Correia

On June 26, ciTechCare received Dulce Correia, librarian in the Documentation services of the Polytechnic of Leiria, its former Director and member of the National Directive Council of the Portuguese Association of Librarians, Archivists and Documentaries (BAD) to raise awareness within the scientific community regarding publications in predatory journals.

The session took place at the Health Innovation Hub, at 10 am and counted on the presence of more than 30 participants.

Currently, the pressure to publish in Open Access is increasing. However, the recent inclusion of the MDPI group in the list of “predatory publications”, with all the consequences that this classification has, may compromise researchers who have published their work in these scientific journals, indexed in Scopus and Web of Science, and with high impact factors.

The purpose of this session was to clarify how to recognise predatory journals and conferences, in order to publish securely.

This work was funded by Portuguese national funds provided by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P. FCT/UI/05704/2020