Webinar: Predatory Journals and Conferences


Presentations at renowned conferences and publications in recognized journals are the currency of science. For you as a scientist it is important to make your research visible and to publish your findings.

This is what dubious organizers and publishers try to exploit with fraudulent publication offers. In this course you will learn how to identify and avoid dubious offers.


Media coverage has made the fraudulent business models of dubious providers known to the general public. Well-known scientists suddenly found themselves exposed because they had registered for pseudo conferences or had published in predatory journals.

However, it is not always easy to identify the black sheep of scientific publishing. The course will show you how to identify and avoid dubious offers. You will learn about criteria for seriousness, evaluation portals and checklists. Of course there will also be the opportunity to ask questions.

Open to: TUM Doctoral Candidates, TUM Scientists

Upcoming dates

  • Friday, 8. February 2019 - 10 - 12 a.m. 
    Course language: English
  • Tuesday, 2. April 2019 - 10 - 12 a.m.
    Course language: German