Fake Websites Scams in Open Access Publishing

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Fake Websites Scams in Open Access Publishing

A Rising Threat to the Integrity of Open Access Publishers, Writers & Institutions.

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Issue at Hand

Fraudulent Websites:

Fake websites that duplicate and/or imitate official Open Access Publishing Portals

.

Contain no legitimacy whatsoever with any recognized institution

Prey upon desperate authors in a “publish or perish” situation in terms of academic/professional standing.

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Modus Operandi of Fraudulent Web Publishing Scams

Similar-to-Original Names:

Adopt web-addresses & names with slight alpha-numeric alterations.

Duplicative Appearances:

Fake website’s appearance is made to look almost exactly like the original, often by making slight changes to the original source codes.

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Modus Operandi of Fraudulent Web Publishing Scams

Offer of “Cheap” publication.

Offer fractional prices for publication under the tags of “Special Promotion Offer” etc. to unsuspected authors

Engaged in Inadequate Peer-review Systems

Use a time period of only 4-7 days to review the articles and then guarantee the publication even for a piece consisting entirely of gibberish.

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Case Study“www.scialert.com”

Name Duplication

:

www.sci

E

alert.com

instead of

www.scialert.com

Data Duplication:

All data from the original website had been copied

exactly

in the phish site.

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Case Study“www.scialert.com”

Alteration & Publication

:

Scammers published two articles in a journal taken from a link present at the original website.

Retreat:

After being promptly pointed-out, the scammers turned out to be Iran-based scientists.

Upon contact via telephone, the phishing website was taken down immediately and unpublished.

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Name Duplication

Original

Fake

wwww.scialert.com

wwww.sci

e

alert.com

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Data Duplication

OriginalFake

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Targeted Link

OriginalFake

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Targeted Journal

OriginalFake

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Targeted Year

OriginalFake

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Targeted Issues

OriginalFake

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Targeted Article1

OriginalFake

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Replacement of the article

OriginalFake

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Targeted Article 2

OriginalFake

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Replacement of the Article

OriginalFake

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Another example of cybercrime in Scientific Publishing

Identity theft of Two European Science Journals by counterfeit journal websites

Crooked websites are masquerading as

Archives des Sciences( Switzerland)

and

Wulfenia

(Austria)

Austrian Police closed down a fake website in Austria but multiple replicas popped up on servers in other countries.

Ref: http://www.nature.com/news/sham-journals-scam-authors-1.12681

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Threats & Challenges

Publishers

:

Web portals vulnerable to phishing and duplication.

Possibility of Content Theft from web portals.

Damage to repute and social image within online publishing communities.

Possibility of Identity Theft of Existing registered users

.

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Threats & Challenges

Authors

:

Financial Loss to fake publishing websites.

Personal Identity Theft.

Damage to personal repute due to shady publications.

Institutions

:

Risk of hiring wrong resources based on fake-publications.

Damage to organizational repute.

Risk of funding illegitimate projects

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Countermeasures & Prevention Protocols

Publishers

:

Increased monitoring for phishing websites & scams.

Enforcing Vigilant Cyber Security Initiatives.

Establishing Content Security Protocols on organizational & publication data.

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Countermeasures & Prevention Protocols

Authors

:

Proper research before making financial commitments to any website.

Using secure & traceable protocols for online payments.

Emphasis upon content review before publishing.

Institutions

:

Standardized plagiarism & data structure control on submitted content.

Thorough background research on newly hired resources.

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The Way Forward

Scientific literacy must include the ability to recognize publishing fraud.

If you find any such cyber crime activity ,you must report to ACSE as ACSE aims to highlight and condemn such criminal activities related to scientific publishing.

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The Way Forward

By working together in collaboration with each other all stake holders can avoid becoming a victim to such online criminals.

ACSE aims to provide such comprehensive and official platform for stakeholders in scientific publishing where all of them can collaborate and work together to ensure mutual safety and progress along with implementing ethical practices.

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