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Re: Is this conference predatory

 On June 21, 2018, 2:38 p.m.

It is definitely predatory. Lots of spelling mistakes in the description on the eventbrite page. Also the organiser is given as: "Mr. Metin", not p...

Re: Identifying a reputable journal

 On May 10, 2018, 4:47 p.m.


          I think that this journal is predatory, but as usual, things are not black and white.
- The ...

Re: Data Analysis

 On April 19, 2018, 9:23 a.m.


                it is impossible to answer your question with so little ...

Re: Credibility of a journal

 On April 16, 2018, 11:06 a.m.

This journal is not predatory. It's an Elsevier open access journal, so pay-to-publish, presumably.

The Economist on encouraging African science

 On April 7, 2018, 10:15 a.m.

There's an interesting article in this week's Economist: African science

It covers the "Next Einstein Initiative" and the AIMS institute...

Re: How to Identify a conference is authentic or fake??

 On April 4, 2018, 9:48 a.m.

Euroscicon is fake.

It's on Beall's list Beall says avoid Scicon

And he's not the only one: Euroscicon is part of the notorious OMICS group

Re: How to define/identify a journal as an "International" journal?

 On April 4, 2018, 9:37 a.m.

I'm not sure that there is a "guiding principle". As usual, things are not black and white. However, two things to check are: 1. The places of ...

Re: Confirmation Tip for Predatory Journals

 On March 12, 2018, 9:55 a.m.

Nice work Jude!

I often check if the editors of suspicious journals are real people, but the extra step of emailing them to see if they actually do the jo...

Re: Could this be a predatory journal?

 On March 5, 2018, 3:43 p.m.

It's no surprise that this journal is not on Beall's list. The first issue was in December 2017! It is not predatory, since it is free. The editors s...

Re: Data Science for Social Scientists

 On Feb. 16, 2018, 4:36 p.m.


           that's a good find! Most of the course would useful for anyone starting out in R, w...

Re: "Is this conference predatory?" ICECCHH Amsterdam 2018

 On Feb. 14, 2018, 3:17 p.m.


           I had a quick look at the links you gave. It is really bad. The keynote speakers are ju...

Re: Do we need to stop talking about 'predatory' journals?

 On Feb. 12, 2018, 2:41 p.m.


               in my opinion, we definitely do not need to stop talking about ...