10 Responses to Oxford on alert: predatory conference organisers are coming to town, or, Oxford beware: OMICS predators are coming to town

  1. Jeff Shrager says:

    I recommend the use of the below-linked paper template for such meetings:

    (WARNING: The linked PDF contains an expletive.)

    http://www.scs.stanford.edu/~dm/home/papers/remove.pdf

  2. Andy says:

    OMICS again? what do these guys benefit from organizing fake conferences?I wish to know to avoid falling in that trap one day

  3. Ken Lanfear says:

    Where is Inspector Morse when we need him? :-)

  4. Samir Hachani says:

    how could they organise a “conference ” without the University being aware of it !!!!!

  5. SD says:

    I don’t know about this one in particular, but, in my experience, the “fake conferences” work pretty much like the fake journals. They take fees, then issue certificates (at times) or publish an abstract of a paper in conference proceedings (which have an ISBN, generally, to lend credibility) so that scholars can put this experience on CVs, etc. The legitimate conferences are similar, so it’s not such a stretch as it might seem. There are many conferences that accept hundreds of papers (as many as they have time for when allowing participants 10-15 minutes in perhaps 10 or more simultaneous sessions to present). It’s limited by venue space and time only, not academic quality or value. It’s a system for getting experience and meeting qualifications.

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