Wednesday, July 22, 2020

learned about predatory publishing

I don't know how exactly but my BS radar triggered immediately (fortunately). A few remarks in the strange email sounded very peculiar. Suspicious, I did a bit of digging and found suggestions that this is a fake predatory journal.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Predatory_publishing

https://scholarlyoa.com/science-publishing-group-a-complete-scam/

They charge exorbitant fees. They prevent an author from republishing. They ignore tear-down requests. 

This group has clearly harvested data about me and pitched me through the Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. I was worried this might happen to happen to other contributors to the JRASC.

I'd hate to learn that other of our writers is scammed or worse pays out their own money.

Frak. Scammers everywhere!

I informed the executive director of RASC...

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