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Library clinic services in avoiding transaction in the predatory journal

Riah Wiratningsih (Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta, Indonesia)

Library Management

ISSN: 0143-5124

Article publication date: 8 January 2018




The purpose of this paper is to share the author’s experience as an academic librarian for innovation services in library clinic of Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia. The emergence of the predatory journals, which have trapped victims, takes the role of the librarian as an information manager through the expertise’s required to become practicing professionals in implementing the knowledge, skills and experience.


The author draws upon own personal experiences as an academic librarian and presents evidence acquired through observations and conversations. This paper conducts a thorough literature review on how to implement innovation in library clinic services.


There are many academicians who have not been aware of the existence of predatory journals and many have been stuck into. Through the efforts of the library clinic, innovation will arise the ability to grasp information literacy and apply critical thinking skills.


Education and literacy as a key to the way to avoid mistakes in choosing an online journal. Hopefully, the library clinic services will minimize or avoid academicians to conduct transactions on the predatory journals.



Wiratningsih, R. (2018), "Library clinic services in avoiding transaction in the predatory journal", Library Management, Vol. 39 No. 1/2, pp. 21-30.



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