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Glenn Hampson

Jun 2, 2021, 4:09:22 PMJun 2
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Forwarding registration info for a conference you may be interested in (attendance is free)….


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Money for Nothing: Predatory Practices in Academic Journals and Conferences 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021; 11:00am-12:00pm ET


The Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable will host a webinar to discuss the growing menace of predatory academic journals and conferences. These practices are pervading the research enterprise: they are driven entirely by profit and involve some form of deception, such as the false promise of rigorous peer review - a hallmark of academic research. What is more, their tactics are becoming increasingly sophisticated. This means that poor science can find its way into the knowledge base and good science can be overlooked when it appears in low credibility journals: if left unchallenged, the implications are profound. 

This webinar will follow a study being conducted by the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), the global network of over 140 national academies of science, engineering and medicine, which is co-hosted by NASEM. The study has been informed by a unique survey of the global research community in which over 1,800 researchers participated. The survey gives a concerning insight into the extent and impact of these predatory practices across the world, what drives them and motivates researchers to use them, and how they can be combatted.  Professors Ana Maria Cetto and Diane Negra - members of the international working group leading this work - will provide an overview of the study's findings before it officially reports at the end of the year.  The final report will provide targeted recommendations to key stakeholder communities who play their part in the knowledge ecosystem, including researchers, research funders, publishers, academic leaders, libraries and indexing services.

There is no cost to this webinar, but registration is required. A confirmation email will be issued prior to the event containing the webinar URL. 





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David Wojick

Jun 2, 2021, 4:37:05 PMJun 2
to Glenn Hampson, The Open Scholarship Initiative
Yet another survey, and with the usual false premises. I am not optimistic. 


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Glenn Hampson

Jun 2, 2021, 5:04:58 PMJun 2
to David Wojick, The Open Scholarship Initiative

Did you locate the survey questions David? I’m only finding the summary--- https://bit.ly/34G0NxN.

David Wojick

Jun 2, 2021, 5:40:25 PMJun 2
to Glenn Hampson, The Open Scholarship Initiative
No, after surfing their site. Maybe the webinar will have them, or we will have to wait for the report. Or you can ask for them. 

There are some snippets that at least touch on the practical reasons why people publish. We are talking about millions of researchers. That is what I want to see addressed. At least they have a lot of developing country respondents where the low APCs may be a big factor. 


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Simon Linacre

Jun 3, 2021, 1:24:14 AMJun 3
to David Wojick, Glenn Hampson, The Open Scholarship Initiative
I was involved in a panel set up by the IAP Working Group on Predatory Practices last October alongside the two speakers at the GUIRR Webinar, and the discussion was I believe used to inform the survey. The link to the survey is still live to give a bit more background (https://www.interacademies.org/IAPsurvey) but the survey is closed. All the details should hopefully be included in the report when it's published

Thanks, Simon 

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David Wojick

Jun 3, 2021, 6:06:35 AMJun 3
to Simon Linacre, Glenn Hampson, The Open Scholarship Initiative
The number of respondents from each region is too small to give significant statistical results so I think we may be looking mostly at anecdotal data. Also I take it the respondents are self selecting, not random. Still looks interesting qualitatively. We may get a hint of the reasoning behind the practice, instead of the usual diatribes.


On Jun 3, 2021, at 2:23 AM, Simon Linacre <simon....@cabells.com> wrote:

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