Fake Journals: Their Features and Some Viable Ways to Distinguishing Them

TitleFake Journals: Their Features and Some Viable Ways to Distinguishing Them
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsEsfe, MHemmat, Wongwises, S, Asadi, A, Akbari, M
JournalScience & Engineering Ethics
Date Published2015
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number13533452
Keywordsadvertising , Ethic , Fake , Open , Peer , PERIODICAL , Publication , Publishers
AbstractIn this paper, we aim to discuss the fake journals and their advertisement and publication techniques. These types of journals mostly start and continue their activities by using the name of some indexed journals and establishing fake websites. The fake journals and publishers, while asking the authors for a significant amount of money for publishing their papers, have no peer-review process, publish the papers without any revision on the fake sites, and put the scientific reputation and prestige of the researchers in jeopardy. In the rest of the paper, we present some viable techniques in order for researchers and students to identify these journals. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]Copyright of Science & Engineering Ethics is the property of Springer Science & Business Media B.V. and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
NotesHemmat Esfe, Mohammad 1 Wongwises, Somchai 2 Asadi, Amin 3 Akbari, Mohammad 4; Email Address: makbari@pmc.iaun.ac.ir; Affiliation: 1: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Semnan University, Semnan Iran 2: Fluid Mechanics, Thermal Engineering and Multiphase Flow Research Lab. (FUTURE), Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Bangmod Bangkok 10140 Thailand 3: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Semnan Iran 4: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan Iran; Source Info: Aug2015, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p821; Subject Term: PERIODICAL publishing; Subject Term: ADVERTISING -- Periodicals; Subject Term: PUBLISHERS & publishing; Subject Term: OPEN access publishing; Subject Term: PEER review of academic writing; Author-Supplied Keyword: Ethic; Author-Supplied Keyword: Fake journal; Author-Supplied Keyword: Open access; Author-Supplied Keyword: Publication techniques; NAICS/Industry Codes: 541850 Outdoor Advertising; NAICS/Industry Codes: 541890 Other Services Related to Advertising; NAICS/Industry Codes: 511120 Periodical Publishers; NAICS/Industry Codes: 511190 Other publishers; NAICS/Industry Codes: 511130 Book Publishers; NAICS/Industry Codes: 511199 All Other Publishers; Number of Pages: 4p; Document Type: Article