Sunday, March 1, 2015

Spring greetings from fake academic journal

I always associate the beginning of March with spring, or at least a reasonable hope for its appearance. This first day of March also brings an email solicitation from something called Sociology Mind, another title of our  friends at SCIRP (headquartered the email tells me in tiny print at the bottom, in Wuhan, China, with a PO box in Irvine, California. This email is signed by Prof. Asafa Jalata (University of Tennessee, USA), who really is listed on the website of the University of Tennessee Knoxville as Professor of Sociology, Global Studies, and Africana Studies, where he has been on the faculty since 1991, according to his CV, on which he also lists his status as 'editor in chief' of Sociology Mind. I only hope he doesn't steer his grad students into publishing there.

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