Charleston Conference Spotlight: Combatting “Fake News” Preconference

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Practical Measures: Combatting “Fake News” through Scholarly Integrity, Digital Literacy, and Workflow Tools

Tuesday, November 7. 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Podcast Preview

Cost: $150. Registration is available as part of the main Charleston Conference registration page. If you’ve already registered for the conference but wish to add this preconference, or any other, please email our Conference Registrar, Sharna Williams, at

Offered in collaboration with the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP).

Between stories of Russian hackers, twitter bots, reproducibility failure, 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 trainings 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.

See the conference schedule for a full list of speakers and more information.

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