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How to avoid predatory conferences

by Marijke van der Ploeg on 2022-06-09T09:59:31+02:00 | Comments

Nowadays, the scholarly community faces an increasing number of invitations to present at or attend conferences. Some of these are respectable, academic events, while others are misleading, exaggerated or even fake.


Think. Check. Attend. is an initiative that aims to guide and assist researchers and scholars to judge the legitimacy and academic credentials of conferences in order to help them decide whether to or not attend the same.

The tool provides guidelines that help researchers to differentiate between an authentic conference and the one they should avoid. It helps scholars to recognize the characteristics of a trusted conference to attend and submit their abstracts through several steps and a check list.

Want to know more about predatory conferences? Earlier this year, we published a blog post about Combatting predatory academic journals and conferences.

Have you heard of the Think. Check. Submit. tool yet? It provides checklists to make sure you avoid the pitfalls of predatory journals and book publishers.

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