PSP Free Guest Speaker Talk – Coalition for Responsible Publication Resources

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
12 PM - 1 PM

Coalition for Responsible Publication Resources (CRPR)

The PSP Journals Committee will be hearing from guest speaker Donald Samulack, President, U.S. Operations at Editage to discuss Coalition for Responsible Publication Resources on Tuesday, September 12th  from 12:00-1:00pm at the Wolters Kluwer/NY offices. Don will focus on all things surrounding predatory and irresponsible conduct on the publishing landscape and describe the vision of the Coalition for Responsible Publication Resources (CRPR). We are at a turning point in scholarly publishing, not just figuratively, but literally! To date, we’ve framed that predatory publishing is a risk to the integrity of the scholarly literature, not only because of the trustworthiness of the published material, but because a journal could disappear overnight and useful scholarly works can be lost. Ironically, we have just witnessed the disappearance of one of our watchdog efforts—Beall’s List. This is a watershed moment for all things predatory to blossom, and needs to be an industry wake-up call for the need for reliable and sustainable resources to counter such activities. Irregular publication practices are not only in predatory publishing, but in irresponsible author services as well. This presentation will outline the main issues, define the threats, give perspective as to where we are, and showcase opportunities in moving forward.

The guest speaker talk is free of charge but you will need to sign up as space is limited.  You can sign up to hear the talks in-person or via teleconference.  If you or a colleague wishes to attend, please contact Sara Pinto at and state whether you would like to attend in person or remotely.