A couple of weeks ago I gave a presentation as part of Open Access Week at the Ontario College of Art and Design University (ie. OCADU) on “predatory” open access journals. It seemed to be well-received at the time and since then I’ve gotten some positive feedback as well.

So I thought I’d share the slides here in case others find what I did at OCADU useful in their own work. What I talked about is along the same lines as a post I published a while back on Some perspective on “predatory” open access journals.

First of all, I’d like to thank Chris Landry of the OCADU Library for inviting me to present. It was an honour and a huge pleasure to be invited. Chris has a nice recap of their OA Week celebrations here.

And here are my slides. Enjoy!


  1. #1 jrkrideau
    At the bottom of the lake (the bottom end that is)
    November 11, 2015

    It looks like it would have been a great talk to attend.

    Thanks for the slides.

  2. #2 A A
    November 12, 2015

    Best part of these slides – no mention of Beall or his insufferable List. 😉 Thanks for sharing!

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  4. #4 Tom Olijhoek
    November 25, 2016

    thanks for sharing. I am ver much your opinion! I would like to use one or two slides for an upcoming conference in Tunesia where I present the Keynote

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