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Aage Kristian Olsen Alstrup

First predatory journals, now conferences: The need to establish lists of fake conferences

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  • Christian Sonne
  • Yong Sik Ok, Korea University
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  • Su Shiung Lam, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
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  • Jörg Rinklebe, University of Wuppertal, Sejong University
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  • Aage K.O. Alstrup
  • Ki Hyun Kim, Hanyang University

Science of the Total Environment recently discussed how open access and predatory journals affect the flow of scientific knowledge in an unfortunate way. Now, South Korea's Ministry of Education is intervening to establish a system that will help its researchers avoid the growing global number of fake conferences of low academic and scientific merit. Here, we discuss solutions to this problem with respect to what is needed. Particularly, a list similar to that of Beall's for predatory conferences, without restricting researchers' academic freedom.

Original languageEnglish
Article number136990
JournalScience of the total Environment
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2020

    Research areas

  • Academic freedom, Knowledge exchange, Overseas, Predatory conferences

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