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Predatory Publishing: Predatory Conferences

Predatory Publishing in the Health Sciences

Predatory Conferences & Conventions

In recent years, predatory conferences have become a similar phenomenon to predatory journals. Such events solicit academics through bogus or suspect invitations to attend conferences. Frequently these are real gatherings intended not only to collect fees, but to publish unauthorized conference proceedings in predatory journals. Below is some further reading:

  • Think Check Attend -  like Think Check Submit, this site provides resources for identifying and avoiding predatory conferences

Recent Articles:

1. Cortegiani A, Manca A, Giarratano A. Predatory journals and conferences: why fake
counts.
Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2020 Apr;33(2):192-197. doi:
10.1097/ACO.0000000000000829. Review. PubMed [citation] PMID: 31876786

2. Memon AR, Azim ME. Predatory conferences: Addressing researchers from developing 
countries.
J Pak Med Assoc. 2018 Nov;68(11):1691-1695. Review. PubMed [citation] 
PMID: 30410151

3. Asadi A. Invitation to Speak at a Conference: The Tempting Technique Adopted by
Predatory Conferences' Organizers
. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 Jun;25(3):975-979. doi:
10.1007/s11948-018-0038-0. Epub 2018 Mar 8. PubMed [citation] PMID: 29520691

4. Asadi A, Rahbar N, Rezvani MJ, Asadi F. Fake/Bogus Conferences: Their Features
and Some Subtle Ways to Differentiate Them from Real Ones.
Sci Eng Ethics. 2018
Apr;24(2):779-784. doi: 10.1007/s11948-017-9906-2. Epub 2017 Apr 10. PubMed
[citation] PMID: 28397173

5. Bowman JD. Predatory publishing, questionable peer review, and fraudulent
conferences
. Am J Pharm Educ. 2014 Dec 15;78(10):176. doi: 10.5688/ajpe7810176.
PubMed [citation] PMID: 25657363, PMCID: PMC4315198

Identifying Predatory Conferences

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