Helsinki University Library organises a webinar, which will introduce UH researchers to the characteristic features of predatory publishers and journals and explain by which criteria one can tell the good journals from the predatory journals. In addition to this, library welcomes all University of Helsinki researchers, students and staff to virtual Open Science Café every Tuesday at 2–3 pm until the end of May.
Text: Ursula Virolainen & Markku Roinila
Do you want to learn more about characteristic features of predatory journals? Are you familiar with the criteria you can identify good journals from the bad? Helsinki University Library organises a webinar on estimating the quality of open access journals on May 6th at 9–10 am (Zoom-meeting – details on Flamma intranet). The webinar is in English and it is for University of Helsinki researchers, students and staff.
Open access has created a new unfortunate phenomenon, the so-called predatory publishers and journals who sell publishing services through email spam. In many cases, these keen service providers are in the business solely for collecting article processing charges, not publishing the articles or developing research. In this webinar, we will introduce you to the characteristic features of these journals and publishers and explain by which criteria one can tell the good journals from the predatory journals for your publishing purposes (see also the blog article on the subject in Finnish).
The webinar is held by the library experts Markku Roinila and Terhi Sandgren. The webinar is for the members of the Helsinki University Library board and advisory boards but also others interested in the topic are welcomed to join.
Thank you for all participants. Video and slides from the event are now open for all:
Open Science Cafes at Tuesdays
Open access publishing guarantees access to research based information to all citizens. This angle has shown its power during the exceptional emergency situation that has forced us to keep libraries closed. What kind of open access support and alternatives the library offers to the article writers? How can data support help with managing your research data?
Helsinki University Library arranges Open Science Café every Tuesday at 2–3 pm until the end of May (Zoom-meeting – details on Flamma intranet). The Cafés are in Finnish and English. On 12 May we have briefing and discussion about DOAJ and Finnish scientific journals (DOAJ ja suomalaiset tiedelehdet, in Finnish) and on 19 May we talk about Article Processing Charges, APCs (in English). Finally, on 26 May there will be briefing on about Data Management Planning (also in English).
This virtual café is for University of Helsinki members interested in questions concerning the open science. Whether you are a teacher, a researcher, a postgraduate student or an expert on administration, you are welcome to join the café. The café baristas waiting for your questions will be Helsinki University Library open access and research data management experts.