Saturday, January 21, 2017

Offer from fake academic publisher

Science Research Association sent me this less than enticing offer for its fake academic publications:

Dear Scholar,
As a platform for global academic communication, now we recruit Members in order to expand our Member Team, advance the knowledge of science and technology, and foster the interchange of ideas and information among investigators.
Regular Members’s Privilege
If you apply for being our Regular Members, you are able to publish one paper for free in any of our journals immediately.
Besides, Annual Regular Members will enjoy 50% discount to publish papers in our journals within the next year;
Three-year Regular Members will enjoy 50% discount to publish papers in our journals within the three years.
Senior Members’s Privilege
Annual Senior Members can publish papers for free in any of our journals within the next year.
Three-year Senior Members can publish papers for free in any of our journals within the next three years.
Weirdly enough, when I tried to link to Beall's list of predatory academic publishers, I found that his website is disabled, at least for me in the last several minutes. I'll have to recheck later.

Update: (1/23/17) Beall's list has been taken down.

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