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Charleston Library Conference 

Oct 10, 2022

Join us for our latest podcast episode featuring a conversation between Simon Linacre, Head of Content, Brand & Press at Digital Science, and Matthew Ismail, Editor in Chief of the Charleston Briefings and a Conference Director at the Charleston Conference.

Simon is a native of Northern England who worked as a journalist in London before beginning a new career in academic publishing with Emerald 20 years ago. In 2018 Simon began working with Cabell’s International, which is where his interest in predatory publishing began. Simon moved from Cabell’s to Digital Science seven months ago. In the podcast, Simon discusses scholarly publishing’s black market, including the difficulty of knowing the realities of predatory publishing without a whistleblower or other firsthand account, while also discussing some solutions.  Matthew and Simon will discuss what we know about predatory publishing and try to gain some clarity on the black-market trade in academic writing.

Simon Linacre has recently written an article for the Against the Grain blog and will soon publish his work for The Charleston Briefings, both of which you can find on the Charleston Hub website

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