Course in Journal Publication

Predatory Publishing

Simon Linacre - R Upskill Training Instructor Profile Image

Simon LinacreAuthor; Publishing professional

Simon Linacre - R Upskill Training Instructor Profile Image Simon Linacre

In-depth Guide to Identifying and Avoiding Predatory Publishing Practices.

In collaboration with Cabell's International Cabell's International
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1 hour



Certificate on completion

Online, On-demand learning

Access on any device

4 modules

What you learn

How to identify a predatory journal

Understand the history and context of predatory publishing

How to avoid tricks plaid by unethical publishers

How to put in place an ethical publication strategy


The Predatory Publishing course from R Upskill is aimed at postgraduate students, early career scholars and research integrity officers who are interested in understanding, identifying and avoiding predatory journals. Completing the course will enable delegates to put into place an effective strategy to optimise their research and publication objectives, enhancing the position of both themselves and their institutions.

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LECTURE 1 |Video


7 mins

LECTURE 2 |Video

Understanding Predatory Publishing

30 mins

LECTURE 3 |Video

Key components of a predatory journal

15 mins

LECTURE 4 |Video

Strategies to avoid publishing in predatory journals

16 mins

Instructor (1)

Simon Linacre - R Upskill Training Instructor

Simon Linacre

Author; Publishing professional

1 course by this instructor

Simon Linacre is an author and experienced publishing professional, who was until recently Marketing Director at Cabells, where he focused on growing international markets and publication ethics. He is passionate about helping authors get published and has delivered over a hundred talks globally, sharing essential publication advice for researchers

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