Securing Your Research Paper from Getting Hijacked

Speaker:  Varun G Menon – Kochi, Kerala, India
Topic(s):  Society and the Computing Profession

Abstract

A hijacked journal is a legitimate academic journal for which a fake website has been created by a malicious third party for the purpose of fraudulently offering academicians the opportunity to rapidly publish their research on line for a fee. In recent years, the number of Hijacked journals has been increasing at a rapid rate and everyday new journals are added to this list. 
 
As publishing research papers is an essential aspect of an academician’s career, often being linked to promotions and tenure, many of them are faced with the harsh reality of “publish or perish.” Due to this, some of them fall prey to “hijacked journals”. Numerous researchers and authors worldwide are unaware of these fake journal websites. Many authors have lost their valuable paper and huge amounts of money publishing in these bogus websites. Moreover academic reputation has been lost. 
 
This objective of this lecture is to help the authors and researchers worldwide to identify and avoid the fake journal websites and to protect their money and precious manuscripts.
 
Topics covered in the lecture are,
 
What is predatory publishing?
What is a hijacked journal?
How to identify fake journal websites?
Resources to identify hijacked journals

About this Lecture

Number of Slides:  40
Duration:  60 minutes
Languages Available:  English
Last Updated: 

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