Science and Engineering Ethics

, Volume 24, Issue 2, pp 779–784 | Cite as

Fake/Bogus Conferences: Their Features and Some Subtle Ways to Differentiate Them from Real Ones



The main objective of the present paper is to introduce some features of fake/bogus conferences and some viable approaches to differentiate them from the real ones. These fake/bogus conferences introduce themselves as international conferences, which are multidisciplinary and indexed in major scientific digital libraries. Furthermore, most of the fake/bogus conference holders offer publishing the accepted papers in ISI journals and use other techniques in their advertisement e-mails.


Fake Conference Bogus conference Real conferences Conference features 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Young Researchers and Elite Club, Semnan BranchIslamic Azad UniversitySemnanIran
  2. 2.Department of Energy TechnologyAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark
  3. 3.Energy and Sustainable Development Research Center, Semnan BranchIslamic Azad UniversitySemnanIran
  4. 4.Department of Sport Science, Semnan BranchIslamic Azad UniversitySemnanIran

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