International Journal of Advanced Computer Technology

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International Journal of Advanced Computer Technology  
IJACST cover volume 1 number 1.jpg
DisciplineComputer science
Edited byRishi Asthana
Publication details
Publication history
Research India Publications
Standard abbreviations
Int. J. Adv. Comput. Technol.

The International Journal of Advanced Computer Technology is a publication which has been described as a predatory open access journal[1][2][3] – a publication which has some of the surface attributes of a benign open access journal but is actually an exploitative and deceptive corruption of that model, operating as a disreputable vanity press with little scholarly value.[4][5]

Publication controversy[edit]

One of the figures from Mazières' and Kohler's paper

In 2005, two scientists, David Mazières and Eddie Kohler, wrote a paper titled Get me off Your Fucking Mailing List and submitted it to WMSCI 2005 (the 9th World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics), in protest of the conference's notoriety for its spamming and lax standards for paper acceptance.[6] The paper consisted essentially only of the sentence "Get me off your fucking mailing list" repeated many times.[7]

In 2014, after receiving a spam email from the International Journal of Advanced Computer Technology, Peter Vamplew forwarded Mazières' and Kohler's old paper as an acerbic response.[8] To Vamplew's surprise, the paper was reviewed, rated as "excellent" by the journal's peer-review process and accepted for publication.[8][5] The paper was not actually published as Vamplew declined to pay the required US$150 article processing charge.[8][not in citation given] This case has led commenters to question the legitimacy of the journal as an authentic scholarly undertaking.[1][2][5][8]


  1. ^ a b Robbie Gonzalez. "Sham Journal Accepts Totally Absurd But Completely Appropriate Paper". io9. Retrieved November 22, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Joseph Stromberg (November 21, 2014). ""Get Me Off Your Fucking Mailing List" is an actual science paper accepted by a journal". Vox. Vox Media. Retrieved November 22, 2014.
  3. ^ Matt Connolly (November 22, 2014). ""Get Me Off Your Fucking Mailing List" Is the Easiest Science Paper You'll Ever Read". Mic. Retrieved November 22, 2014.
  4. ^ Elliott, Carl (June 5, 2012). "On Predatory Publishers: a Q&A With Jeffrey Beall". Brainstorm. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved November 22, 2014.
  5. ^ a b c Rebecca Schuman (November 24, 2014). "The Bogus Academic Journal Racket Is Officially Out of Control". Browbeat (Slate's culture blog). Slate. Retrieved November 25, 2014.
  6. ^ Stuart Shieber (May 1, 2010). "World's most excruciatingly ironic conference?". The Occasional Pamphlet on Scholarly Communication. Retrieved November 22, 2014.
  7. ^ Mazières, David; Kohler, Eddie. "Get me off Your Fucking Mailing List" (PDF). Stanford Secure Computer Systems Group, Stanford University. Retrieved November 22, 2014.
  8. ^ a b c d Jeffrey Beall (November 20, 2014). "Bogus Journal Accepts Profanity-Laced Anti-Spam Paper". Scholarly Open Access. Archived from the original on November 22, 2014. Retrieved November 22, 2014.

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