Tuesday, February 28, 2017

How to identify Predatory Conferences

Source: http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-04/scientists-duped-fake-academic-conferences
& http://tinyurl.com/glhceng
Wasting your hard-earned money to publish in predatory (fake) journals could be painful and annoying and so is registering to participate in predatory conferences. Sharing his experiences, James McCrostie, an associate professor at Daito Bunka University in Japan, teaching English as a foreign language, narrated this post made on Times Higher Education site.

He said: "Invitations to what University of Colorado Librarian Jeffrey Beal calls 'predatory conferences' now compete for attention in academics' spam folders with solicitations from dubious open access journals, of which Beall keeps a well-known blacklist".
James McCrostie noted that 'all predatory conference organisers share some of the following characteristics':

1). They hide their for-profit nature.
2). They charge high fees and fail to carry out rigorous peer review of conference papers. 3). They fail to carry out rigorous peer review of conference papers.
3). They treat the "call for papers" deadline as flexible.
4). They include ''international'' knowing that many researchers need to attend international conferences for funding and publication purposes.
5). Organisations holding many conferences in very different fields together at the same time, etc.
6). These same predatory publishers spam the email inboxes of scientists -- frequently using the names of more-prominent colleagues without consent -- and then charge these dupes a fee for the privilege of speaking at a conference.

Martha Harbison wrote on her blog: 'The key to falling for a hustle is that age-old piece of advice that so many people choose to ignore: if something seems too good to be true, it probably isn't'.

To read the full article, visit: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/comment/warning-conmen-and-shameless-scholars-operate-area


Monday, February 27, 2017

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

University of Nigeria Nsukka Vice-Chancellor and team visit Lund University, Sweden.

A picture of the Vice Chancellor and other University of Nigeria participants with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Lund University, in the training on Entrepreneurship, Innovation ecosystem and Science Parks at Lund University Main Hall on Monday, February 20, 2017.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


 Please, be reminded of the INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TECHNOLOGY AND HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT [ICTHCD 2017] and the pre-conference THESIS CLINIC on THESIS WRITING STYLES holding 7 and 6 March 2017 respectively in Nondon Hotel, 2 Ituku Street (Opp. Psychiatric Hospital), New Haven, Enugu.
The University of Port Harcourt Business School and Evangel University Akaze in collaboration with Welfare & Industrial Promotions (WIPRO) International are jointly organizing these all-important events to address the need of CRITICAL SKILLS TO DEVELOP AFRICA and the need of THESIS WRITING SKILLS to bridge the PUBLISHING GAP between academics in developed and developing world.
Conference registration fee is N10,000 per student and N20,000 per lecturer/practioner. THESIS CLINIC registration fee is N5,000 per participant. Registration can be done ONLINE (www.wiprointernational.org/conference/registration) before the events or on the floor of the events.
Deadline for submission of abstracts from conference paper presenters and conceptnote/proposal from thesis clinic project presenters has been extended to 28th February 2017.


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