24. April 2024, 14:00 until 15:00

Predatory Publishing - Current Trends *English*


Introduction and current trends

Due to the high publication pressure in science and the ever increasing number of journals, especially in the open access area, the risk of publishing in a journal of inferior or questionable quality has increased. So-called "predatory journals" charge money for services that are not provided or are of inferior quality. Publishing in such journals can lead to research results being neither noticed nor taken seriously. With its unethical and fraudulent practices, this so-called "predatory publishing" not only directly harms the scientists concerned, but also the Open Access movement as a whole and the trust in science itself.

The workshop will use practical examples to clarify the following questions:

  •  What is Predatory Publishing?
  • How do I recognize predatory journals (or conferences)?
  • What criteria can I use to evaluate a journal?
Calendar entry

Event location

1040 Wien



TU Wien Bibliothek
Leonhard Suchenwirth





Entrance fee



Registration required


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