A hijacked journal is a legitimate academic journal for which a bogus website has been created by a malicious third party for the purpose of fraudulently offering academics the opportunity to rapidly publish their research online for a fee.
The first journal to be hijacked was the Swiss journal Archives des Sciences. In 2012 and 2013, more than 20 academic journals were hijacked. In some cases, forgers find their victim in conference proceedings, extracting authors' emails from papers and sending them fake calls for papers.
- Confidence trick
- Passing off
- Predatory open access publishing
- Other journals that were the victim of hijacking:
- Butler, Declan (27 March 2013). "Sham journals scam authors". Nature. 495 (7442): 421–422. doi:10.1038/495421a. PMID 23538804.
- Jalalian, Mehrdad; Mahboobi, Hamidreza (2014). "Hijacked Journals and Predatory Publishers: Is There a Need to Re-Think How to Assess the Quality of Academic Research?". Walailak Journal of Science and Technology. 11 (5): 389–394.
- Mehdi Dadkhah and Aida Quliyeva, "Social Engineering in Academic World", Journal of Contemporary Applied Mathematics (Invited Paper), 4(2), pp. 3-5, 2015.
- McCook, Alison (November 19, 2015), "Can journals get hijacked? Apparently, yes", Retraction Watch.
- Bohannon, John (November 19, 2015), "Feature: How to hijack a journal", Science, doi:10.1126/science.aad7463.
- American librarian Jeffrey Beall's hijacked journal list
- Iranian journalist Mehrdad Jalalian's hijacked journal list
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