The 39th Annual Meeting is scheduled for May 31 – June 2, 2017, at the Westin Waterfront in Boston.
2017 SSP 39th Annual Meeting
Sponsored Session: Cabell’s Analytics: Quality vs. Legitimacy
A fundamental mission of Cabells is to uphold the integrity of scholarly publishing and to protect the ethical foundation of the academic community. We do so in providing a variety of tools to empower researchers to make the best decision when submitting their work: the Whitelist, the Blacklist and Cabell’s Analytics. Through development and partnerships, Cabell’s is excited to offer a two new utilities that will help users have a comprehensive understanding of journal legitimacy, journal quality, and a quantification of the transparency regarding journal policies and practices. As a responseto the alarming increase in unethical practices by fraudulent publication, Cabell’s developed the Cabell’s Blacklist and Cabell’s Analytics to create transparency and accountability within the academic publishing industry. In this session, we will discuss how each tool offered by Cabell’s works and how to use them.
Moderator: Kathleen Berryman, Project Manager, Cabell’s International
Lucas Toutloff, Cabell’s International
Lucas Toutloff is a Senior Project Manager at Cabells International, working to improve the ways that the researchers can get published and highlight their academic achievements. Lucas has been working in academic publishing since 2011. He now focuses on developing new solutions for researchers growing needs, coordinating new projects across each stage of the development process.
Learned Publishing's North American Editor, Lettie Y. Conrad, presents October's "Editor's Choice" articles, which represent the high-quality of work in this quarterly issue. These highlights cover home country bias in academic publishing, data availability policies and impact measurement, bibliometric analysis of highly disseminated COVID-19 research papers, and article processing charge expenditure in Chile. There are also several pieces that focus on researchers – including how journals are overburning their peer reviewers, how early-career scholars are reshaping publishing, and trends in the users of open access. Other authors address matters of journal administration, from peer review objectivity, conference proceeding preprints, and the value and impact of special issues.