[Air-l] CITSA 2006

Jeremy Hunsinger jhuns at vt.edu
Thu Jan 19 05:08:20 PST 2006

Personally, If i were you, I'd resign from that journal's board  
before you end up on someone's  blacklist like http://www.anti- 
plagiarism.org/  . The accusations about several of these conferences  
seem to be very real.  They are for-profit machines.  You submit a  
paper, you pay the registration, someone gets a percentage  of that  
registration, and everyone is happy.  They admittedly have little or  
no peer review, and they accept randomly generated papers.   Let us  
take a moment to consider your journal.

it is hosted by  International Institute of Informatics and  
Cybernetics  which does not seem to exist except to host your journal  
and several of the conferences listed on the list that Alex posted  
and the blacklist above.
it is edited by the two people directly implicated in the conference  
which led to this scandal:http://pdos.csail.mit.edu/scigen/blog/

so then, what is the content of this journal?  who sits on the  
editorial board?  where have they published?  where does this journal  
rank in isi?   what do subject area librarians think of this  
journal?  ask around and see, ask your advisor or dept. head about  
this journal, then tell them about the blacklist and the scandal, and  
see what they say.   my advice would be to distance yourself from  
this enterprise.

On Jan 19, 2006, at 12:50 AM, Homero Gil de Zuniga wrote:

> Maybe someone in the editorial board would like to take the time to  
> reply to
> the AoIR list about this accusation...
> PS. Please note that this e-mail is being sent to both the AoIR  
> list and the
> editorial board of the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and  
> Informatics
> with ISSN: 1690-4524
> Let's see if someone clarifies this!!!  :-)

jeremy hunsinger
jhuns at vt.edu

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