This talk examines the phenomenon of predatory publishers and journals and the threats they pose to researchers, to research, and to scholarly communication. The speaker will also describe his work identifying predatory publishers, an effort that lasted from 2012 to early 2017. Selectivity in scholarly publishing is disappearing and peer review is failing. Consequently, anyone — including a promoter of pseudo-science — can augment his CV and earn academic credit, thanks to predatory publishers and predatory conference organizers. Demarcation between authentic science and pseudo-science is failing, a situation that threatens to pollute future research.
Ciudad Politécnica de la Innovación
Edificio 8E, Acceso J, Planta 4ª (Salón de actos. Cubo Rojo)
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia | Camino de Vera s/n