10 Responses to Red Alert: Polish Scholarly Journal is Hijacked

  1. M Imran says:

    The only difference is .org instead of ,waw.pl in the url address. When typed the name in Google, although , the first URL position is of actual journal rest is a false history.
    In these situations how one can be so cautious and the paper may be avoided to submit. My question still remains same as what will happen to the papers published in false journals although work legitimize and what about those papers which are getting citations although work may be false indeed in good journals…

  2. P Canning says:

    From Review Process URL “each paper will be sent for three expert reviewers to decide if the paper could be included in the journal within 7 working days. ”
    is a give away…review process in 7 days?
    May be Jeffrey can comment..

  3. P Canning says:

    domain created on 2014-04-13

  4. Ewa NS says:

    Hello

    I’m French and Polish, then I’m especially shocked… After Whois search here : http://www.namebay.com/ I’ve found that website was registerd in Panama :

    Domain Name:IBLES.ORG
    Domain ID: D171923426-LROR
    Creation Date: 2014-04-13T04:33:58Z
    Updated Date: 2014-04-13T05:04:49Z
    Registry Expiry Date: 2015-04-13T04:33:58Z
    Sponsoring Registrar:eNom, Inc. (R39-LROR)
    Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 48
    WHOIS Server:
    Referral URL:
    Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
    Domain Status: serverTransferProhibited
    Registrant ID:537e559e0ebc27ea
    Registrant Name:WhoisGuard Protected
    Registrant Organization:WhoisGuard, Inc.
    Registrant Street: P.O. Box 0823-03411
    Registrant City:Panama
    Registrant State/Province:Panama
    Registrant Postal Code:00000
    Registrant Country:PA
    Registrant Phone:+507.8365503
    Registrant Phone Ext:
    Registrant Fax: +51.17057182
    Registrant Fax Ext:
    Registrant Email:legal@whoisguard.com

    Hope that helps, bests

    Ewa NS

  5. AlexH says:

    Its whoisguard protected. However the scammers breached whoisguard’s TOS, according to which they may disclose the protected information “If the Protected Domain(s) is (are) alleged to violate or infringe a third party’s trademark, trade name, copyright interests or other legal rights of third parties;”

    Its worth a try to discuss this issue with them: support@whoisguard.com ,

  6. For what it’s worth, I removed the false content from the Wikipedia article.

  7. ICC says:

    Wow. Another “success” of the open access movement.

    I noticed today another type of hijack, where the name of a well known journal, in this case International Journal of Engineering Science (“IJES” colloquially, http://www.journals.elsevier.com/international-journal-of-engineering-science/, started in 1963 and currently publishing) has had its name transmogrified into the open-access The International Journal of Engineering and Science (“THE IJES”, http://www.theijes.com/current-issue.html)…

  8. hojat says:

    thank you.this journal also has sent an email to me, to send my article,now i found it’s fraud.I’m from iran

  9. Shafi'i says:

    I received many emails from this fake journal too. But I immediately know what happen after some background checks. Thanks for bringing the issue here.

  10. matrus says:

    I didn’t know that someone wants to pretend a Polish journal :) But thanks to this post no one would be cheeted.

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