2 July 2020
To keep up the momentum of academics and research going in unlock 1.0 phase, Library of DAV College, Sector-10, Chandigarh organized a webinar on “How to catch fake, predatory and cloned journals in academics” Dr. Sumit Narula was the resource person. Dr Sumit Narula (PhD) is Director, Amity School of Communication, Amity University Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior since June 2013. He is a very well known Researcher and Editor in the field of Media Studies. He is also a Chairman, Centre on Detection of Fake News and Disinformation.
The webinar began with the College librarian Mrs. Deepti Madaan emphasizing on the need to remain optimistic and encouraging everyone to engage themselves in academic and spiritual activities in the phase of ongoing health crisis, when corona virus has unleashed fear and uncertainty. Focusing on the theme of the webinar she said these issues are alarming these days and need to be dwelt upon. She emphasized on the need to curb the academic menaces.
College Principal Dr. Pawan Sharma while addressing the connected participants said that the research is key to growth and development. He said that the issues like fake journals are the byproducts of today’s tech oriented times. He encouraged all the participants to inculcate strong ethical values in academics and in life.
The resource person Dr. Sumit Narula gave an insightful presentation on the ways and means to detect unauthentic journals. He highlighted fake journals sites vis-à-vis the role of UGC Care list, SCOPUS and ABDC list. He discussed various genuine measures through which academic community can publish their research work. From apprising all the participants to the fake sites, fake journals to the taking up lots of queries resource person did a commendable job. The webinar ended with the college librarian Deepti Madaan proposing a vote of thanks.