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Predatory conferences ‘now outnumber official scholarly events’ – THE (Jack Grove | October 2017)

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UK researcher who travelled to predatory conference in Denmark calls for greater awareness of problem

Predatory conferences aren’t only traps for unwary early career researchers they can waste precious and scant public funds, can complicate the work of appointment/promotion/assessment boards and distort the body of knowledge.

“Predatory” conferences now outnumber official events organised by scholarly societies following an explosion in the number of such symposia held across the world, a researcher has warned.
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Tens of thousands of academics are now likely to be paying to give papers at conferences of questionable value because of the “incredible demand” to present at international events, often the “difference between getting hired or promoted or not”, said James McCrostie, associate professor at Daito Bunka University in Japan, who researches the issue.
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