In collaboration with the Charleston Conference, the Society for Scholarly Publishing is offering a webinar – Practical Measures: Combatting “Fake News” through Scholarly Integrity, Digital Literacy, and Workflow Tools. Mark your calendars for November 7, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Between stories of Russian hackers, twitter bots, and fake editorial boards, those who make their way in the scholarly communications and research ecosystems may at times feel that their efforts cannot make a difference in the larger scheme of things. However, there are many initiatives underway to counter the feeling that all hope is lost.

Join publishers, librarians, scholars, and peer reviewers to explore how reputation, education, and inspiration can combine to create more informed students, researchers, and readers. Universities across the nation are, with the help of their library professionals, setting up programs and training to promote web and digital literacy as integral parts of education. Publishers are promoting more transparency in peer review, data submission, and reproducibility requirements, with outreach efforts to create informed authors. Societies and research institutions are putting a renewed emphasis upon fact-checking, credible sources, and publication ethics. There are new tools available to help implement these new initiatives.

Learn more about the event and how to register here.

Melody K. Smith

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