Anonymous (Russia) (11-12-2014) —
Academic Scam : just in 2015 WASET organizes more than 120 identity theft conferences
translation via google :
ACADEMIC SCAM & SPAM
organisers authors filed instructions .
There are the academic world , and there are people and organizations that are parasitic on this world to earn a little money .
Most often, their objectives are people who have recently graduated from university or have already had time to publish something ( most publications include explicitly email- addresses that fall within the specific framework mailings ) .
Today we tell about a few examples of academic fraud and frankly dubious organizations.
What is the essence : you are looking for a conference on your topic and suddenly find yourself on the site
waset.org, which advertised an interesting conference for you in a pleasant location in the pleasant time .
For example, in August 2015 in Amsterdam held «ICCN 2015 : XIII International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience» (https://www.waset.org/conference/2015/08/amsterdam/ICCN).
Registration fee is slightly higher than for other conferences , but not much ,
and in any case for the conference is not likely to pay you personally . Why no?
What’s the scam: WASET engaged in what could be called identity theft conference.
Let’s start with the fact that the International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience held every 3 years,
last was in 2014, the next will be in 2017.
Moreover, Waset organizes two whole ICCN 2015: XIII International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience – the second to be held in January 2015 in Paris.
And just in 2015 WASET organizes more than 120 conferences and psychology and behavioral science.
Well, about the same for each of the 40 areas listed on the site.
In the opinion of people who still go to any of the reached, the conference did take place.
Usually there are 10 people maximum, and the appropriate level of the organization and
sent to the conference texts are published in the journal unrefereed.