Preventative Measures against Predatory Publishing and Potential New Threats

Sponsored by Cabells

Recorded on 05/27/2024
Posted in The Authority File

Episode 385

In the final episode of this four-part series, our guests dive into preventative measures against predatory publishing and emerging threats. To start, Ruth Bailey, Journal Auditor at Cabells, explains how open access has shifted predatory publishing practices, with problematic journals taking advantage of author processing charges that have become normalized in the OA market. Next, Ashley Carroll, Project Manager at Cabells, and Mike Bisaccio, Director of Marketing & Communications at Cabells, outline what researchers need to watch out for when looking to publish or read published research. Last, Yasmeen Zubair, Journals Manager at Cabells, encourages researchers to report suspicious journals to Cabells, and Ashley explores how librarians can support scholars throughout the research process by recognizing misinformation and helping patrons identify it.

Editor’s Note: As Ashley informed us after the interview, the correct number of paper retractions last year was more than 10,000, not 20,000.

About the guests:

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Ashley Carroll
Project Manager

Ashley is the Project Manager at Cabells. She primarily works with Cabells’ Journals and Marketing teams to promote community engagement and brand recognition. Her background is working in academic and public libraries in a variety of roles, including academic librarianship. She holds a Masters in Information and Library Science from Rutgers University.

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Yasmeen Zubair
Journals Manager

Yasmeen is the Journals Manager at Cabells. Her role involves overseeing operations of the journal auditing team, developing updates to procedures, and guiding content decisions for the Cabells databases. She lives in Southeast Texas.

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Ruth Bailey
Journal Auditor

Ruth is a Journal Auditor at Cabells. She’s responsible for assessing potentially predatory journals for inclusion in the Predatory Reports database. She also updates titles currently listed in Journalytics and assesses new titles for inclusion. Her background is in academic and legal and regulatory publishing and she’s held roles across Editorial and Content Management.

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Mike Bisaccio
Director of Marketing & Communications

Mike Bisaccio is the Director of Marketing and Communications at Cabells, where he is fortunate to work on a diverse mix of projects with researchers and librarians from all areas of academia. He primarily focuses on promoting ethical and sustainable research, fostering academic integrity, and ensuring customer success. Mike has held a variety of editorial, marketing, and communications roles over his more than 20 years in legal, professional, and academic publishing, spending time with LexisNexis and Thomson Reuters, respectively, prior to joining Cabells.

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