“After receiving a spam email from the International Journal of Advanced Computer Technology, Dr. Peter Vamplew of Federation University Australia’s School of Engineering and Information Technology sent the anti-spam article as a reply to the spam email without any other message, expecting that they might open it and read it, but not that it would be considered for publication.
To his surprise, the journal accepted the paper and sent him an acceptance email that had two PDF attachments. One was a formal statement of acceptance and the second was the reviewer report.”
When it was accepted they revealed the hoax, and the conference admins claimed that it was because these academics were obviously very good, they figured the paper was just a placeholder and would be fixed up in the final version. The only problem was that the academics in question had used fake names on the submission and the affiliation of "The Austrian Naval Academy".
(amusingly, there historically was an Austrian Naval Academy and an Austrian Navy, back during the Austro-Hungarian Empire period - Capt von Trapp of Sound of Music fame is a famous example of one of their officers)
Bolivia has been landlocked since 1904, but has a navy with 5,000 personnel (patrolling the country's many large rivers and lakes) and... a naval academy! Which Peru grants access to the sea.
Of course, you'll note Austria isn't on that list.
Because a port that you're only borrowing can quickly become a port that either you're trapped in or not welcome to come back to if either you or your host get involved in a military conflict.
> Affilia put out a statement in response, noting, "The article does not espouse racism, anti-Semitism, or any other fascist ideology; the parallels to Mein Kampf were limited exclusively to word choice in the descriptive text." ...
> David Banks compared the article's text to that of the Mein Kampf chapter it was supposedly based on and "couldn’t find a single phrase that matched." He also pointed out that the message of the hoax article was quite different from that of Mein Kampf: "This isn’t an article demanding concentration camps for men, it’s just a pedantic argument about neoliberalism."
Intentional or not, it is an irony
Having the papers there makes it look more like a "real" journal, and potentially makes the author decide to submit more in the future. I would even assume a lot of the authors "publishing" in such journals are perfectly aware of their quality, and do this just to increase their "peer-reviewed publications" stats. It is very difficult to separate those from legitimate journals on a publication list.
For those not in academia: there are 100s of those journals. I get invitations to publish in such journals or conferences almost daily on my professional address. Some of them have the very same formatting as the ones in the article (same ugly fonts and colors).
I'm not sure whether that's the full report though.
ASCII art, made up of repetitions of the word 'chicken'.
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At least I was fortunate I could easily cancel the subscription. You can't do that with bank accounts.
I don't know if they've changed it since then, but as soon as he mentioned it I thought that it was a great suggestion. There should definitely be a way that I, as the owner of an email address, can log into Mail Chimp and manage what they are going to send to me.
Try sending a mail from email@example.com to anyone you know.