Veranstaltung: Vortrag “Predatory publishing as a geopolitical challenge in scholarly communication” von Prof. Emanuel Kulczycki, 29.01.2024, 14:15-15:45, Berlin/online


Prof. Emanuel Kulczycki, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań: „Predatory publishing as a geopolitical challenge in scholarly communication”

29. Januar 2024, 14:15 bis 15:45 Uhr (

In his talk, Prof. Emanuel Kulczycki (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań) will explore the significant role played by predatory journals in scholarly communication. The presentation will be divided into two parts, each shedding light on different aspects of predatory publishing. The first part will focus on empirical research findings concerning predatory academia, such as key issues related to Beall’s List and citations of papers published in predatory journals. It will provide insights into the challenges researchers face when dealing with predatory publishing and the potential consequences it might bring to their careers.

The second part of the talk will introduce the concept of “mislocated centers of scholarly communication.” Drawing from an analysis of journals published by MDPI, the talk will highlight the geopolitical challenges faced by researchers, librarians, and decision-makers responsible for shaping science and education policy in academic institutions. By examining these challenges, the presentation aims to stimulate discussions on how to address the issues posed by predatory journals and their impact on the scientific community.

Emanuel Kulczycki will speak at the BUA-seminar ‘So geht Wissenschaft – Aktuelle Diskussionen zu Open Science und Forschungsqualität’, hosted by Professor Martin Reinhart (Humboldt-Universität Berlin/Robert Merton Center for Science Studies).

The talk will take place in a hybrid setting. Participants are invited to join us either in person at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin or online.

Zeit & Ort

29.01.2024 | 14:15 – 15:45

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Institut für Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaft
Dorotheenstraße 26, 10117 Berlin
Room 121

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Topic: Emanuel Kulczycki – Predatory Publishing
Time: Jan 29, 2024 02:15 PM Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna

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