Policy for Science

Combatting Predatory Academic Journals and Conferences Working Group meetings in January and February 2021


The Working Group (WG) of the IAP project Combatting Predatory Academic Journals and Conferences met virtually in January and February 2021 to discuss preliminary findings of the survey, which received over 1800 responses globally. Next steps on how to analyse the findings to deepen the project's understanding of the extent and impact of predatory practices were discussed and prioritized. The WG also reviewed progress on thematic working on definitions, gauging extent and impact, root causes and interventions. 

The next phase of the project includes drafting the report outline and identifying outreach events to promote the project findings beginning Spring 2021.


Tracey Elliott, Project Director