Professional or Predatory: Distinguishing Legitimate from Illegitimate in an Era of Open Access

This session covers the common practices and warning signs of predatory journals and conferences, and highlights resources useful for avoiding predation. Attendees will leave with a model for communicating the characteristics of predatory publishing practices and conferences with librarians, faculty, students, and researchers.


Scholarly Communication and Publishing


Julie Hornick, Florida Southern College

Julie Hornick is one of the Instructional Services Librarians at Florida Southern College. She holds an M.L.I.S. from the College of Library and Information Science at the University of South Carolina and an M.A. in French from The Pennsylvania State University. She came to Florida Southern in 2016 after 15 years as a school librarian in South Carolina.

Marina Morgan, Florida Southern College

Marina Morgan is the Metadata Librarian at Florida Southern College. She holds an M.I.St. from the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto, and is pursuing a Post-Master’s Certificate in Library and Information Science, Web Programming and Information Architecture Pathway from the iSchool at San Jose State University. Before coming to Florida Southern in 2016, Marina was the Catalog Librarian at Ryerson University in Toronto, ON.

Steven Wade, Florida Southern College

Steven Wade is one of the Instructional Services Librarians and manages access to the library’s electronic resources at Florida Southern College. He holds an M.L.I.S. from Louisiana State University. He came to Florida Southern in 2015 after working for several years as a tutor of college math and English at West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

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