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Unwanted emails about journals and conferences

06 Mar 2018

Have you received unwanted emails from 'predatory' journals and conferences?

These unsolicited emails offer to publish research at a considerable cost, but do not offer any services provided by trustworthy publishers, such as editing, peer review, archiving and marketing. We have the same opinion of these emails as we do with all other junk email; we don't want our staff and students to be a victim of their practises.

The University Library's Scholarly Communications Service offers advice on predatory journals and the Think.Check.Submit service helps colleagues to identify trusted sources.

Forwarding these emails to IT Services will also help our junk mail filtering service learn to identify these messages and keep them out of our inboxes. Thanks to submissions from colleagues, the amount of junk mail received by colleagues has decreased drastically over the past few months.

See more about managing junk emails and how to spot predatory publishers: