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Beware of E-mails Soliciting for Articles: Journal Hijacking Is a New Menace for Academics Worldwide

Monday, March 19, 2018

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Jafar Kolahi, Saber Khazaei

A hijacked journal is a legitimate scientific journal that offers print-only version, for which a bogus website has been created by a malicious third party fake publisher for the purpose of fraudulently offering research scientists the chance to rapidly publish their paper online with publication fee. Journal hijackers are dominant in analyzing the behaviors of researchers and journalism worldwide. They find the email addresses of authors from the websites of commercial and non-peer-reviewed journals. During last few years, more than one hundred of hijacked journals have been observed. They charge a fee, but your article does not get published and you will not get a medline indexed citation. 

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