Month: December 2014

CFP: LGBT Health Workforce Conference

2015 LGBT Health Workforce Conference: Building a Caring Community in the Electronic Age May 1-3, 2015, New York, NY The LGBT Health Workforce Conference provides an overview of up-to-date practices (climate and educational) in preparing the health care workforce to address the health concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities. This conference is designed … Continue reading CFP: LGBT Health Workforce Conference

On-Line Journal Publishes Article Authored by Characters from “The Simpsons”

Would you like to be published in the same journal that accepted a manuscript written by "Margaret Simpson" and "Edna Krabappel"? If those names sound familiar, it's not because they're distinguished researchers. They're not. They're not even real people. They're characters on the long-running evening cartoon situation comedy The Simpsons. But the "editors" of an … Continue reading On-Line Journal Publishes Article Authored by Characters from “The Simpsons”

Why Predatory Publishing Can Be Harmful

The ever-vigilant Jeffrey Beall in a recent post on his web site ScholarlyOA reported on a case in which an unwitting journalist picked up on a spurious article published by an unreliable online open-access publisher. The journalist took the conclusions of a flawed study and presented them as a scientific consensus. Predatory online open-access publishing … Continue reading Why Predatory Publishing Can Be Harmful