Even in publications that are not predatory, some academic publications still contain false or misleading information. There are several reasons for this, as explored in the articles below.
Some publishers and conferences that target academics are predatory, meaning that they charge the authors fees without actually supplying the peer-review, editing, and legitimacy of a scholarly journal or conference. Gumberg Library holds a recurring presentation on predatory publishers. Check the Presentations page to see the schedule of our workshops.
In other cases, groups work together to beef up citation counts, or sometimes even fake papers slip through the supposedly rigorous peer-review process.
See below for more information on predatory publishing and academic fraud: