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EVISA's Web Portal: A Beacon of Quality in Trace Element and Speciation Analysis


At its core, EVISA's mission is to empower users by providing easy access to essential information. Whether it's upcoming events, latest news, or credible journal publications, the portal serves as a comprehensive hub for researchers, analysts, and enthusiasts alike.

The "Agenda of Events" section is a testament to EVISA's commitment to integrity. Here, users can find listings for conferences, workshops, and training courses vetted by experts in the field. Notably absent are events driven by predatory motives, as EVISA refuses to endorse gatherings aimed solely at profiteering. For those wary of dubious invitations, resources like Academic Positions and Think-Check-Attend offer invaluable guidance on discerning legitimate opportunities from predatory ones.

In the "News" section, EVISA delivers timely updates on new findings and methodologies, ensuring practitioners stay abreast of advancements in their field. Here, only peer-reviewed publications from reputable journals are discussed. Each report is accompanied by links to further resources, publications, and EVISA's own insights. Regular maintenance ensures that even years down the line, users can rely on the accuracy and relevance of archived news items. And just as EVISA upholds the highest standards in event promotion, it similarly refuses to engage with reports published in predatory journals.

The "Journal Database" further underscores EVISA's dedication to credibility. Here, only peer-reviewed journals are listed, with no room for those associated with predatory publishers. For users seeking additional assurance, resources like Beall's List provide a comprehensive guide to identifying potentially dubious publications.

The Directory of Scientists provides access to the experts in the field, informing about their research topics, their instrumentation, as well as their contact channels. Further links are informing about the occurence of the scientists in the News or Events.

In essence, EVISA's web portal is more than just an information hub—it's a trusted ally for those navigating the complexities of trace element and speciation analysis. By prioritizing quality, integrity, and transparency, EVISA remains steadfast in its mission to empower the community with knowledge they can rely on.

Related Information

Beall's List of potentialy predatory journals and publishers

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John Bohannon, Who's Afraid of Peer Review?, Science, 342/6154 (2013) 60-65. DOI: 10.1126/science.342.6154.60

Susan A. Elmore, Eleanor H. Weston, Predatory Journals: What They Are and How to Avoid Them, Toxicol Pathol., 48/4 (2020) 607–610. DOI: 10.1177/0192623320920209

Agnes Grudniewicz, David Moher, Kelly D. Cobey, Gregory L. Bryson, Samantha Cukier, Kristiann Allen, Clare Ardern, Lesley Balcom, Tiago Barros, Monica Berger, Jairo Buitrago Ciro, Lucia Cugusi, Michael R. Donaldson, Matthias Egger, Ian D. Graham, Matt Hodgkinson, Karim M. Khan, Mahlubi Mabizela, Andrea Manca, Katrin Milzow, Johann Mouton, Marvelous Muchenje, Tom Olijhoek, Alexander Ommaya, Bhushan Patwardhan, Deborah Poff, Laurie Proulx, Marc Rodger, Anna Severin, Michaela Strinzel, Mauro Sylos-Labini, Robyn Tamblyn, Marthie van Niekerk, Jelte M. Wicherts, Manoj M. Lalu, Predatory journals: no definition, no defence, Nature, 576 (2019) 210-212. DOI: 10.1038/d41586-019-03759-y

V. Machacek, M. Srholec, Predatory journals in SCOPUS, Report IDEA, 2017. available from: IDEA 

David Moher, Larissa Shamseer, Kelly Cobey, Stop this waste of people, animals and money, Nature, 549 (2017) 23-25. DOI: 10.1038/549023a

Larissa Shamseer, David Moher, Onyi Maduekwe, Lucy Turner, Virginia Barbour, Rebecca Burch, Jocalyn Clark, James Galipeau, Jason Roberts & Beverley J. Shea, Potential predatory and legitimate biomedical journals: can you tell the difference? A cross-sectional comparison, BMC Med., 15 (2017) 28. DOI: 10.1186/s12916-017-0785-9
Cenyu Shen, Bo-Christer Björk, ‘Predatory’ open access: a longitudinal study of article volumes and market characteristics, BMC Med., 13 (2015) 230. DOI: 10.1186/s12916-015-0469-2

Michaela Strinzel, Anna Severin, Katrin Milzow and Matthias Egger, Blacklists and Whitelists To Tackle Predatory Publishing: a Cross-Sectional Comparison and Thematic Analysis. mBio 10/3 (2019) . DOI: 10.1128/mbio.00411-19.

Jingfeng Xia,  Jennifer L. Harmon,  Kevin G. Connolly,  Ryan M. Donnelly,  Mary R. Anderson,  Heather A. Howard, Who publishes in “predatory” journals?, J. Assn. Inf. Sci. Tec., 66 (2015) 1406-1417. DOI: 10.1002/asi.23265

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