Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The upside to fake academic publishing

What's really positive about fake academic publishing is how multicultural the fake journals are. Take this one, for example, which sent me a call for papers some spam this morning. Its listed international advisory board really does take you on a trip around the world (if South America were not part of the world.)
Paul C. Stumb, PhD, Professor, Labry School of Business and Technology, Cumberland University, USA

Charles R.B. Stowe, PhD, Dean, College of Business and Public Affairs, Lander University, USA

Dr. Alexandros G. Psychogios, Academic Research Coordinator, University of Sheffield, Greece

Dr. Qin Xiao, University of Aberdeen Business Schoo, United Kingdom

Lars Kolvereid, Professor, Bodo Graduate School of Business, Norway

Daniel Zeghal, PhD, FCGA, Welch & Co.LLP, Professor of Accounting, Director of CGA-Accounting Research Center, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottaw, Canada

Dr Masood Sarwar Awan, Assistant Professor & Coordinator MPhil & PhD Programme, University of Sargodha, Sargodha, Pakistan

Dr. Sanja Ivic, University of Belgrade, Serbia.

Dr. Farah Malik, Chair, Department of Psychology, GC University, Lahore, Pakistan.

Dr. Aybike S. ERTIKE, PhD. Beykent University, Turkey.

Dr. Eja lwara Eja, Department of Geography and Regional Planning, University of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.

Abhishek Kumar, Assistant Professor, Bharathidasan Institute of Management, Bharathidasan University, India.

Dr. Nahla A. Al-Rifai, Assistant Professor,Environmental Technology Management Department, College for Women,Kuwait University, Kuwait.

Dr. Md. Abdul Jalil, Associate Professor, Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Economics and Management, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Jalan Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia.

Dr. Liang-Xin Li, Professor, Hunan International Economics University, China.

Dr. Mustafa Shazali Mustafa Ahmed, Associate Professor, Valley University, Sudan.

Ma Zhongfa, Law School, Fudan University, 2005 Songhu Road, Shanghai 200438, China.

Dr Sibylle Heilbrunn, Deaprtment of Business Administration, Ruppin Academic Center, Israel.

Dr. Che Mohd Zulkifli Che Omar, Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia.

Prof Abdalla Mohammad Khataybeh, Yarmouk University, Faculty of Education, Department of Curriculla and Instruction, Jordan.

Dr. Talat Afza,  Professor and Head of Academics, COMSATS  Institute of Information Technology, Lahore Pakisatn.

Dr. Figen Ebren, Assistant Professor, Akdeniz University, Turkey.

Zhao Shuyan, English Department, School of Humanities and Law, North College of Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Chına.
Checking the US listings, I find that there really is a Paul Stumb, Dean and Professor at Cumberland University, and Charles Stowe is at Lander University as Assistant Vice President for Development, Program Coordinator, Master's Emergency Management, Professor of Management.

Today's scam "call for papers" email came from Wimer Billiea (google found no results) using a address. The e mail was signed by Dr. Andrew Lessard, The Chief Editor, American International Journal of Contemporary Research, whose only relevant google results under that name come back to AIJCR.

It is possible that these people's names and identities have been hijacked by the operators of this scam journal; if so, it would be wise of them to take action.

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