Predatory Journal Call to Action
Join this call to action to contribute to a program of research and outreach to stop predatory journals. We are looking for diverse stakeholders, including researchers, policy makers, patients, students/trainees, journals, publishers and funders. This call is being coordinated by researchers at The Centre for Journalology, at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Those that sign this call to action can expect to be contacted with plans to discuss a roadmap of activities related to monitoring, measuring, and stopping predatory journals. We will not share your contact information with anyone beyond our research team.
Our plan is to reach out to those who have expressed interest in this call to action in March, 2020 to facilitate our next steps as a group.
If you have any immediate questions, please contact Dr. David Moher (
Role at your institution
Which stakeholder group describes you best?
Patient partner/Citizen scientist
What types of activities related to the call to action to address predatory journals would you like to be involved with?
Research on predatory journals (e.g. operationalizing our definition, tracking prevalence)
Educational outreach on predatory journals (e.g. developing short online courses)
Development of non-technical summaries of resources on predatory journals
Contributing to policy development related to predatory journals
Development of digital tools to measure and track predatory journals
Translation of the above mentioned activities/outputs into other languages
If you have any experience related to studying or educating on predatory journals, please briefly outline your experience here.
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