Academic phishing

March 18, 2017

(This article was originally published at Hyndsight, and syndicated at StatsBlogs.)

Invitations to write for bogus journals and speak at bogus conferences keep rolling in. Here is one I received today.

Dear Dr. Rob J. Hyndman,

It is our great pleasure to welcome you to join in Part 2: Knowledge Economy Symposium of GCKE-2017, which will be held in Qingdao, China during September 19-21, 2017. And we cordially invite you to propose a Speech on your recent research of Corrigendum to: “Hierarchical forecasts for Australian domestic tourism” [International Journal of Forecasting 25 (2009) 146–166]… . Your prompt reply with a speech proposal (Speech Title and abstract preferred along with full CV) will be highly appreciated!

That particularly exciting piece of research is freely available here. I’m trying to imagine how I could expand it into a full talk.

Please comment on the article here: Hyndsight

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