Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Lots of email from fake academic conferences

Amazing. I was just looking in my deleted folder and counted up six emails soliciting contributions for fake academic conferences or journals---in the first week of this month. The pace of these junk solicitations is accelerating.
If I took the bait, I could vacation  confer in Thailand, India or Japan (or why not all three!) with my colleagues in social science or business, not that I am in social science or business, but why should a narrow conception of disciplinarity keep me earthbound when I could fly halfway across the world to discuss spirituality and the environment?

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