Authors: Mehdi Dadkhah; Ashok K. Shyam; Valentina Christova-Bagdassarian; Mohammad Davarpanah Jazi
Addresses: Department of Computer and Information Technology, Foulad Institute of Technology, Fouladshahr, Isfahan 8491663763, Iran ' Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Pune, Maharashtra, India ' Department of Public Health and Health Risk, National Center of Public Health and Analyses, 15 Akad, Ivan Ev. Geshov Blvd – 1431, Sofia, Bulgaria ' Department of Computer and Information Technology, Foulad Institute of Technology, Fouladshahr, Isfahan 8491663763, Iran
Abstract: Every day, academic world is confronted with new challenges and possible scams and awareness of them is necessary for researchers. Lack of information about these issues would lead to serious problems including the difficulties at finding validated academic resource. Journals are the most important academic resource for a researcher however certain unethical practices have come to light regarding authenticity of certain Journals. Journals with names that are similar to existing (and reputed) journals is one of the recently noted problem. These names occasionally are used by 'certain dubious publishers' to deceive researchers. In this short paper we address this issue of similar names in academic literature and the way it is used to deceive researchers.
Keywords: hijacked journals; fake conferences; bogus impact factors; journal selection; ethics; unethical practices; academic literature; journal title similarity; name similarity.
International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms, 2016 Vol.8 No.1, pp.119 - 127
Received: 06 Apr 2015
Accepted: 02 May 2015
Published online: 17 Feb 2016 *