Dr. Mehrdad Jalalian. Academic Journalism, Publication Ethics

French journal “Pensee” is hijacked!

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I detected this journal hijacking in last year, 2013. However, I re-publish its story today as my website is re-constructed with new content management system.

I received an email from an Iranian postgraduate student on September 8, 2013. The student had received a call-for-papers from an ISI indexed journal in France, claiming that it will accept the articles in a few days. Figure 1 is a screenshot the student made from the call-for-papers email message. After some simple investigation, I found that the legitimate journal does not have a website. Yes, this is another hijacked journal, but the first case among French journals. 


Counterfeit website: http://www.penseejournal.com

Legitimate journal: http://www.gabrielperi.fr/spip.php?page=rubrique_base&id_rubrique=321&lang=fr


I should add that no valid link from Thomson Reuters to the authentic website is available (last visit on June.12.2014).


The image below shows an screenshot of a public forum that illustrates how the hijackers of this journal advertised their call-for-paper over the internet:



The image below shows an screenshot of the hijacked journal



The image below show a call-for-paper announcement the hijackers posted to a social community in Google Plus:


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