Assessing Credibility of Open Access Journals for Scholarly Publishing

Event Date: 
October 26, 2021 / 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Faculty: Shilpa Rele, Scholarly Communication and Data Curation Librarian & Dan Kipnis, Life Sciences Librarian


Scholarly publishing is an important part of a faculty member’s academic and scholarly life cycle. With the rise of digital publishing, however, it is important to have the tools and awareness to identify quality journals to publish in. In this workshop, attendees will learn what to look for in identifying and avoiding predatory publishers and will be introduced to resources to help with evaluating open access journals. The workshop includes a hands-on activity where attendees will evaluate an online journal for its quality and credibility by applying criteria learned during the workshop and using some tools that the Rowan University Libraries licenses.