Saturday, October 5, 2013

Fake Conferences IASTED

Many new fake conferences IASTED have been announced for 2014. These IASTED conferences are completely fake. They are money making machinbes and you should not attend them. My colleagues that attended an IASTED conference in the past, came in the department with very very bad impressions. I have also attended an IASTED conference in Canada and got the idea quickly. If your paper is worthy DO NOT waste it by publishing it on IASTED conferences. They are not professional conferences neither the conferences have anything to do with science. Anyone can publish anything in IASTED. No reviews... When I sent an article for publication, it has been accepted the next day without any comments!!! SO if you want just to publish... IASTED may help you but if you are a researcher with a worthy background and a professional, just don't look at IASTED. Reference: http://junk-conferences.blogspot.com

However, IASTED is not in the list of the crook, academic criminal Mr. Jeffrey Beall:
See this:
http://editorjccr.wordpress.com/2012/12/17/open-access-publishing-usd-5000-is-enough-to-remove-your-publishers-name-from-bealls-list/

I was surprised when one of our editors told me that the name of Ashdin Publishing is found in the list of “Beall’s List: Potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access publishers” (http://scholarlyoa.com/publishers/) and I was surprised because of the following reasons:
  1. The author did not just mention the criteria for determining predatory open-access publishers, but he insisted on mentioning the full names and details of the publishers as well.
  2. Some of these criteria, for determining predatory open-access publishers, can be applied on a huge number of publishers (include some of the large and famous ones), but he did not mention any of them.
  3. Some of the publishers names are removed from this list without saying the reasons for this removal.
After I received the e-mail below, I am not any more surprised. Now, I am sure that the author, irrespective the good reasons he may has for preparing this list, wants to blackmail small publishers to pay him. 
I invite all of you to read what people say commenting on his article (http://www.nature.com/news/predatory-publishers-are-corrupting-open-access-1.11385)
Nature is removed and constantly the few negative posts against Beals article. 
Dr Gillian Dooley (Special Collections Librarian at Flinders University):
Jeffrey Beall’s list is not accurate to believe. There are a lot of personal biases of Jeffrey Beall. Hindawi still uses heavy spam emailing. Versita Open still uses heavy spam emailing. But these two publishers have been removed in Jeffrey Beall’s list recently. There is no reason given by Jeffrey Beall why they were removed. Jeffrey Beall is naive in his analysis. I think some other reliable blog should be created to discuss more fruitfully these issues. His blog has become useless.
Mark Robinson (Acting Editor, Stanford Magazine):
It is a real shame that Jeffrey Beall using Nature.com’s blog to promote his predatory work. Jeffrey Beall just simply confusing us to promote his academic terrorism. His list is fully questionable. His surveying method is not scientific. If he is a real scientist then he must do everything in standard way without any dispute. He wanted to be famous but he does not have the right to destroy any company name or brand without proper allegation. If we support Jeffrey Beall’s work then we are also a part of his criminal activity. Please avoid Jeffrey Beall’s fraudulent and criminal activity.
Now a days anyone can open a blog and start doing things like Jeffrey Beall which is harmful for science and open access journals. Nature should also be very alert from Jeffrey Beall who is now using Nature’s reputation to broadcast his bribery and unethical business model.
Now, I invite all of you in order to take all precautions and not being misled by this blackmailer.
Ashry A. Aly
Director
Ashdin Publishing
http://www.ashdin.com
——– Original Message ——–
SUBJECT:Open Access Publishing
DATE:Mon, 03 Dec 2012 17:39:18 +0000
FROM:Jeffrey Beall 
TO:info@ashdin.com
I maintain list of predatory open access publishers in my blog
http://scholarlyoa.com

Your publisher name is also included in 2012 edition of my predatory open
access publishers list. My recent article in Nature journal can be read
below

http://www.nature.com/news/predatory-publishers-are-corrupting-open-access-1.11385

I can consider re-evaluating your journals for 2013 edition of my list. It
takes a lot my time and resources. The fee for re-evaluation of your
publisher is USD 5000. If your publisher name is not in my list, it will
increase trustworthiness to your journals and it will draw more article
submissions. In case you like re-evaluation for your journals, you can
contact me.

Cordially
Jeffrey Beall

Check also:
http://lowqualityconference.blogspot.ru/

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have you ever seen a conference without Chairman, without Committee, without Reviewers, but with the Official Support and Sponsorship of IEEE?
Have you ever seen a conference without Chairman, without Committee, without Reviewers, but with the Official Support and Sponsorship of IEEE? If not, this is the case:
http://www.americancse.org/events/csci2014/publication
One more bogus IEEE Conference that is promoted by SPAM (what else?)

Do you want to find a conference that accepts everything? Do you want to pad your CV with a junk IEEE publication? If yes, then this is the appropriate conference
http://www.americancse.org/events/csci2014/publication

Therefore, we doubt if only 85 SCIgen (garbage) papers exist in IEEE Explore Data base
http://fakeconferences.blogspot.com/2013/08/85-computer-generated-papers-exist-in.html
We strongly believe that the number of SCIgen (garbage) papers in IEEE Explore Digital Library are much higher. maybe more than 500.

"85 computer generated papers exist in IEEE Explore Data base. Check it yourself by reading the following research article by some French Scholars:
http://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/docs/00/71/35/55/PDF/0-FakeDetectionSci-Perso.pdf "

Anonymous said...

Hi, guys
google: Fake Conferences Brebbia
Bogus Conferences Brebbia

You will find this:
http://wessex-institute.blogspot.fr/2011/03/spam-spam-spam-again-much-spam-from-wit.html

So: you will see some serious complaints for "Prof." Carlos Brebbia who is a fake professor and a professional charlatan.


1) I used to know some one who used to work for this so called (Wessex) institute!! Run by a self assigned Professor!! Brebbia as a non profit making institute, it is a big scam. Wessex Institute is a big money making machine for Mr Brebbia by offering very low quality courses and conferences at very high prices.The last thing is in Mr Brebbia's mind, is any contribution to training & education. Mr Brebbia keeps WIT as a non-profit organisation by draining out all the profit that WIT makes through other bogus companies that he has set up, charging WIT bogus fees.
Mr Brebbia is basically a charlatan who has found a way of making easy money from trusting academics and through his chain of corrupt academics who knowingly buy his low quality products and services for other favors in return.

2) I have attended a conference organised by WIT and bought couple of books from WIT Press. I also know some one who used to work for this so called (Wessex) institute!! Run by a self assigned Professor!! Brebbia as a non profit making institute, it is a big scam. Wessex Institute is a big money making machine for Mr Brebbia by offering very low quality courses and conferences at very high prices.The last thing is in Mr Brebbia's mind, is any contribution to training & education. Mr Brebbia keeps WIT as a non-profit organisation by draining out all the profit that WIT makes through other bogus companies that he has set up, charging WIT bogus fees.
Mr Brebbia is basically a sucessful charlatan who has found a way of making easy money from some trusting academics who unknowingly fall victim and through his chain of corrupt academics who knowingly buy his low quality products and services, through their institutes for other favours in return.